Data Management Support for Researchers
"What would you do if you lost your research data tomorrow? Research Data Management isn't principally about complying with policy - at heart it means helping you to complete your research, share the results, and allow you to get credit for what you have done."
Professor Kevin Schurer, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)
Research Data Management (RDM) is not a single issue, it presents many challenges and raises many questions throughout the research lifecycle, from the moment an idea forms to the completion of research, publication, and subsequent use of findings to inform sharing of ideas and stimulate new research.
The Research Data Management website follows that lifecycle - around the themes of Create, Organise, Keep and Find and Share - providing advice and support, pointing to many internal and external resources. It aims to reflect the constantly changing research data context, to allow you as a researcher to dip into the site to easily find assistance as and when you need it.
Research Support Office (RSO)
This office supports activity across all disciplines at the University. Areas of support include:
- Research finance
- Research grants and contracts
- Research development
The University's REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework) Strategy is now available online. You will need your University login details to access the document.
IRIS (Integrated Research Information System)
IRIS is the University’s research information management system. It enables data on a variety of academic activities to be captured, linked, used and reused in many ways, including for REF2014, research council post-award monitoring and departmental reviews. It also links to the Leicester Research Archive for one-stop deposit of full text items.
Leicester Research Archive
The LRA is a digital collection of research output from the University including articles, book chapters, theses, reports, conference papers, research databases and data sets. Much of the material is freely available in full text.
Recruiting Postgraduate Research Students
You can find advice about recruiting PGR students:
The University Library has an area on its website dedicated to supporting research.
Academic Practice Unit
The Academic Practice Unit supports the initial and continuing professional development of staff engaged in teaching, research and academic leadership activities across the University. We provide courses, workshops and accredited programmes, and work with colleges, departments and individuals for bespoke professional development.
This is the part of the University's website which promotes the University's research externally and also provides research-related links for staff and students.