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

Research data 'drop-in' sessions

We run a 'drop-in' session once a month, for all researchers. Come along to chat about any aspect of research data management, to get advice, or to work on your data management plan. Bring along your laptop to work on!

The sessions have paused for the summer months, but will resume in the autumn.


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

Introduction to RDM

  • Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:15–11:05.
  • Monday, 9 July 2018, 10:15–11:05.

RDM: an Introduction (webinar)

RDM: Planning (for Doctoral Students)

  • Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:15–12:05.
  • Friday, 2 March 2018, 10:15–12:05.
  • Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 10:15–12:05.
  • Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:15–12:05.
  • A recording of the webinar from 2016/17 is available from the PGSkills area of Moodle.

RDM: Planning (for Staff)

RDM: Working with Data

  • Friday, 8 December 2017, 10:15–12:05. Staff may book a place through the Learning Hub.

RDM: Sensitive Data

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:15–12:05. Staff may book a place through the Learning Hub.

RDM: Archiving and Sharing

  • Thursday, 10 May 2018, 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.