Support for Managing Research Data

Research data takes many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications. These web pages will help you plan, create, organise, share, and look after your electronic research materials, in whatever form they take.

Resources for funding bids, data collection, data planning, Intellectual Property Rights and ethics. Resources for naming files, structuring folders, version-control, and documenting your work. Resources for accessing your own data, external data sources, collaboration, and publishing. Resources for storing, backing up, and maintaining your data over time, archiving, and data sharing.


The PrePARe project (November 2011 - July 2012) has developed new resources to improve the support available to research staff and students on digital preservation and information management. These include:

  • checklists on Intellectual Property Rights, sharing and re-use, and selection and retention of digital material
  • training materials introducing key digital preservation issues
  • FAQs on digital preservation*
  • a leaflet on the benefits of digital preservation*

* Produced in collaboration with the DICE and SHARD projects.