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 next session will be held on Friday 10 March 2017, from 13:00 to 15:00 in Library 4.14.


Introduction to RDM

  • Tuesday 21 March 2017, 10:15–11:15
  • Monday 10 July 2017, 10:15–11:15

RDM: an Introduction (webinar)

RDM: Planning (for Doctoral Students)

  • Tuesday 4 April 2017, 10:15–12:05

RDM: Planning (for Staff)

  • Wednesday 14 June 2017, 10:15–12:05

RDM: Working with Data

  • This course has already run for 2016/17

RDM: Sensitive Data

  • This course has already run for 2016/17

RDM: Archiving and Sharing

  • Thursday 11 May 2017, 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)

Lizz Jennings has expertise in information management and library systems and is developing the University's data archive.

Research Data Librarian

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