Research data management

We offer advice and training to help researchers deal efficiently with research data, including:

  • Writing a data management plan
  • Choosing appropriate software or other technologies to manage data
  • Selecting storage and back-up options
  • Planning for long term data curation
  • Planning for data sharing
  • Complying with the University of Oxford’s Policy on the Management of Data Supporting Research Outputs

Data management has become increasingly high profile in recent years, as it becomes widely recognized that research data is a valuable resource in its own right. Good data management practice can help to make the research process more efficient and less frustrating, and can minimize worries about data loss. By making research more easily reproducible, it can also help ensure research integrity. Making data publicly available at the end of a project (now required by many funding bodies) allows re-use and thus helps maximize the value of the research.

Advice and support

Researchers with queries are welcome to contact us by emailing

Members of the Research Support team are also part of Research Data Oxford. The RDO website is the University’s central source of advice and guidance on research data management.

Training courses and events

We offer a number of training courses, mainly via the IT Learning Centre.

We are also happy to provide bespoke events for departments or research groups. If you’d like to arrange one, email to discuss your requirements.

Training resources

Slideshows and accompanying resources from many of our training sessions are available via SlideShare. You are welcome to re-use these resources, or to adapt them to meet your own requirements.

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