There are plenty of helpful resources available to you, both internally and externally, with your research data management.

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The information on these pages will be updated as the SGUL Research Data Management Service is developed and will reflect the concerns and needs of SGUL researchers. In the interim, there is plenty of useful information at the following websites, some of which are listed multiple times as they are applicable to multiple stages of the research data management cycle.

Before your begin

During your project

At the end of your project

 


Before you begin

DMPOnline
This should be the first port of call for all researchers that need to create a data management plan for their grant application. It provides detailed guidance and some example answers for SGUL users. Guidance on how to register can be found on 'Before your project' and training workshops on how to use DMPOnline are run every term by the Library.


Funder data management/sharing policies
The University of Cambridge regularly checks and updates this list of funder data sharing policies.


SGUL RDM Policy
All researchers should abide by the SGUL RDM Policy, unless there is an alternative funder data management policy.


SGUL Information Governance
Researchers should be aware of their information governance-related responsibilities when conducting research. This microsite provides more guidance in this area and gives details of the SGUL NHS Information Governance Toolkit submission.


SGUL RDM Workshops
The RDM Service runs training workshops throughout the year on general research data management (with the JREO) and an Introduction to DMPOnline. More sessions are in development and will be added to the Information Skills Training pages when scheduled.


UK Data Service
The UK Data Service explains the legal context and provides useful advice for research data management. It provides a repository for economic and social data, which may be appropriate for those working in population health or other studies.


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The RDM guidance produced by LSHTM is particularly detailed and relevant to all medical researchers.


MANTRA - Free Online RDM Training
MANTRA is a comprehensive online course produced by the University of Edinburgh for researchers and other professionals managing research data.

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During your project

SGUL Computing Services (SGUL login required)

If you need help transferring data between drives, advice on how to encrypt data or more active storage space, contact SGUL Computing Services in the first instance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SGUL Information Governance

Researchers should be aware of their information governance-related responsibilities when conducting research. This microsite provides more guidance in this area and gives details of the SGUL NHS Information Governance Toolkit submission.

SGUL RDM Workshops

The RDM Service runs training workshops throughout the year on general research data management (with the JREO) and an Introduction to DMPOnline. More sessions are in development and will be added to the Information Skills Training pages when scheduled.

Digital Curation Centre

This contains significant information on the documentation of data, in particular explaining ‘metadata’ and ‘readme’ files.

The University of Minnesota RDM Service and Cornell RDM Service both explain documentation, metadata and ‘readme’ files.

 

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At the end of your project

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The SGUL data repository is in development with Jisc (April 2016 – September 2017). Until this developed, it is recommended that you deposit your data in Zenodo, unless you have a particular subject or funder repository that you would rather use.

The Wellcome Trust has a list of data repositories that covers: nucleotide, genome, protein and macromolecular structures, microarray, proteomics, social sciences and humanities databases, as well as bacterial and virus collections.

The BBSRC lists similar resources for biotechnological and biological sciences research.

Dryad and figshare are general life sciences and biology-related repositories.

The UK Data Service is a good source of assistance on how to anonymise sensitive data and minimise risk when working with patient or other personally identifiable data.

Please let the RDM Service know where you have deposited your data by contacting: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:32

For all enquiries about research data management, email: researchdata@sgul.ac.uk