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.


Introduction to RDM

  • This course has already run for 2016/17.

RDM: an Introduction (webinar)

RDM: Planning (for Doctoral Students)

RDM: Planning (for Staff)

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

  • This course has already run for 2016/17.

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.