Support, advice & training

Library Research Data Service

  • We run regular research data management (RDM) training courses for research staff and postgraduate students as part of the staff development and PGSkills schemes respectively
  • We provide a data management plan review service for grant applicants
  • We provide an advisory service to staff and students on all aspects of research data management
  • We operate the University's Research Data Archive
  • We maintain the University's guidance pages on research data management
  • We maintain the University's research data policy, strategic plan and operational plan

For specific queries and advice, email us at


Unless otherwise stated, there are places available at the following courses for both doctoral students and members of staff. 

Places for the 2018/2019 will be open for booking from 1st September 2018. 

Introduction to RDM

  • Monday, 9 July 2018, 10:15–11:05. 
  • Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10:15–11:05. 
  • Friday 15 March 2019, 10:15–11:05. 
  • Friday 7 June 2019, 10:15-11:05.
  • Monday, 1 July 2019, 10:15–11:05. 

RDM: an Introduction (webinar)

RDM: Planning (for Doctoral Students)

  • A recording of the webinar from 2016/17 is available from the PGSkills (now Doctoral Skills) area of Moodle.
  • Friday 26 October 2018, 10:15-12:05.
  • Wednesday 12 December 2018, 10:15-12:05.
  • Friday 1 March 2019, 10:15-12:05.
  • Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10:15-12:05
  • Tuesday 16 July 2019, 10:15-12:05


RDM: Planning (for Staff)

  • A recording of the webinar from 2016/17 is available on Moodle as 'Writing Data Management Plans for Funded Projects'.

  • Please contact us to discuss any bespoke departmental courses or advice for staff on writing Data Management Plans for grant applications. 

RDM: Working with Data

  • Friday 7 December 2018, 10:15-12:05. 

RDM: Sensitive Data

  • Thursday 17 January 2019, 11:15-13:05.

RDM: Archiving and Sharing

  • Thursday 16 May 2019, 10:15-12:05.

Team members

Senior Data Librarian

Dr Catherine Pink has expertise in reviewing data management plans, funder policies and data management training.

Research Data Librarian (Systems)

Alex Ball has expertise in metadata for research data, the scholarly communication of research data and discipline-specific data management issues, and develops the University's data archive.

Research Data Librarian 

Dr Alison Nightingale has expertise in research and developing and reviewing data management plans for complex collaborative research projects.