Useful resources for Research Data Management


Below you will see some useful resources that you might find useful. These are only some of the websites available, if you do an internet search for 'Research Data Management' or 'Open Access' you will find many others that might help you.

It is also recommended that all researcher sign up for an ORCID ID.

ORCID ID - ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.


Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Pages:

How to Appraise and Select Research Data for Curation (DCC) - a guide to help develop a managed approach to appraising and selecting datasets for curation.

DCC - Making the Case for RDM

DCC: Summary of UK research funders’ expectations (PDF)

Digital Curation 101 and Digital Curation 101 Lite - introductory courses from the Digital Curation Centre on the curation lifecycle and a range of issues related to preserving research data.

How to Develop a DMP (DCC) - a detailed guide outlining the process of developing a data management and sharing plan.



Sherpa/Juliet -  a database of research funders’ open access policies regarding research data.

Jorum repository - offers a collection of Research Data Management teaching materials.

Managing and Sharing Data -  a suite of training materials from the UK Data Archive, aimed chiefly at researchers in the social sciences and some areas of the humanities.

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum - a series of seven training modules, including suggestions for interactive activities


The two areas below are aimed at Postgraduate students.

DataTrain Archaeology and DataTrain Social Anthropology - course materials aimed at postgraduates in these disciplines.

DMTpsych - a set of resources designed to help postgraduates and researchers in psychology learn about data management.

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