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Data Management Planning: Bite Size

(A collaboration between LDC, The Library and Student Careers & Skills)


Need to know where to start or need a quick reminder? The Bite Size sessions will cover the essentials and direct you to further learning.

Planning for research is essential and planning should include data management:

  • I am writing a research proposal - what does a Data Management Plan contain?
  • I am starting a research project - how should I manage my research data?
  • What do I do with sensitive data?
  • Where should I deposit my research data at the end of a project or publication?

This session focuses on the need for and development of Data Management Plans (DMPs).

Good Research Data Management (RDM) is important for the success of a research project and is mandated by many major funding bodies, including the UK Research Councils, the Wellcome Trust, and the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative. This session will focus on what a plan needs to contain, a look at some sample DMPs from a selection of Research Councils and a demonstration of the Digital Curation Centre’s DMP Online service.

Who should attend?

Research Active Staff (RAS) on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching contracts, and PhD students.

Workshop Objectives:

By the end of the session attendees will have:

  • Gained a greater understanding of RDM
  • Learned how to create Data Management Plans for research projects
  • Discovered where to find help if needed

Led by:

Dr Heather Lawler - Research Data Officer, The Library





Resource Bank Page:
Coming soon

Any questions?

Workshop content: 
Dr Heather Lawler
Research Data Officer,
The Library
Ext: 22053

Workshop arrangements: 
Jane Cooper
Administrative Assistant,
Learning & Development Centre 
Ext: 24893