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1 An introduction to Research Data Management Loughborough University Research Office

2 What is Research Data Management? Research Data Management (RDM) is the curation of research data thought its lifecycle. Good research data management practice allows reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built on existing information.

3 Funders Expectations Research Funders data policies set expectations for the management and public availability of research data. RCUKs seven common principles in brief are: 1.Make data openly available where possible 2.Have policies and plans for research data and preserve data with long-term value 3.Provide sufficient metadata for discovery and provide information on access to data in publications 4.Consider legal, ethical and commercial constraints on release of research data 5.Protect the efforts of research data creators with appropriate embargoes 6.Acknowledge the source of research datasets and abide by the terms and conditions of use 7.Ensure cost-effective use of public funds for RDM

4 RDM at Loughborough University A RDM Steering Committee comprising Senior Managers, Academics and Professional Support Staff are considering RDM services and support in response to funders requirements including: Development of a RDM policy Survey of researchers RDM requirements Creation of a data asset register to promote the Universitys research data Investigation of the costs and benefits of an institutional data archive Oversee training, support and guidance

5 RDM at Loughborough University RDM developments Research data management policy has been drafted Survey of researchers to establish data requirements has been undertaken A research data register (LUPIN) is under-development Establishing a Loughborough research data archive is being investigated RDM training (University Library) is underway

6 Useful resources Funder research data policies RCUK common principles on data policy: EPSRC Policy Framework on Research Data: ork.aspx ork.aspx Loughborough University RDM activities Research data management project: Research Support:


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