University resources

There is a range of advice and support resources, able to help you about individual and specific, or across the spectrum of research data management issues reflected through the research cycle, and within this web site.

Advice and support about research data management

Through this website there are references to specific areas of expertise and support offered by Academic Practice Unit (APU), Enterprise and Business Development Office (EBDO), Information Assurance Services (IAS), IT Services, Library, Research Support Office, and your own Department and College.

There is specific advice about what you need to do regarding data planning and management.

A range of Data Planning guidance documents were released in October 2013. 

Data Planning Documents

 The University Research Data Management Principles have now been approved. 

University materials and documents


The Research Data Management working group

The working group was established in 2012 to generate a number of deliverables relating to Research Data Management, including the RDM web presence.

Enquiries regarding this website and research data management in general can be directed to those working in RDM via a dedicated email address -  Emails will be handled by members of the group, dealt with directly or directed to others with specific responsibility.

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Further Information

Research Data material:

RDM Principles

Data Planning Documents

DMP Documents - Small file

Poster (pdf pdf)

University of Leicester Research Data Management poster

Brochure (pdf pdf)


Blog Data For Research Blog




Input and feedback

2017 - This website will be relaunched in spring/summer 2017. Feedback and input is welcome, so please let the RDM project team know what type of content you would like to be included on the website by contacting us at

RDM news and events
  1. The University has adopted a simple data classification model which must be applied by the PI and/or data owner
  2. We share our RDM survey: overview findings presentation as well as the results of our 2015 survey on Your research data management needs
  3. "Introduction to Information Governance" training is now available via "Embedding Informatics in Clinical Education" (EICE). The University is registered as an institution so you can register against this or ask for an account via
  4. There is now a University Information Governance web presence
  5. Our Data Management Planning documents have been updated - hard copies can be obtained if you contact
  6. Jisc has published a new RDM strategy document - "Directions for RDM Management in UK Universities"
  7. The Partridge Review - HSCIC Data Release Review - Full report (3.58 Mb) and Summary
  8. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have published a new Research data policy underpinned by nine core principles and Data management plan guidance (26/03/2015)
  9. RDM Principles approved by the University.
  10. DMPonline version 4.0 - DCC "DMPonline" (Data Management Planning) v4 has gone live. You can use this web based form to create your Data Management Plan, and share it with your collaborators.
  11. Research funder specific web pages (accessible via 'Data Planning & Management - What you need to do') for data planning and management guidance (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, and STFC)
  12. 'Data Planning & Management - what you need to' - a web page to take you through what you need to do about data planning and management.
  13. 'RDM - The Movie' is released! The 4 minute digital story of research data work here at Leicester.

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