Wireless and remote access to data

Wireless connectivity – a Wi-Fi service – and a Laptop service provide flexibility in how you can work on your research.


The University Wi-Fi service is an eduroam service that allows Wi-Fi Internet access on campus or at any eduroam supporting institution using your University IT account username and password. Eduroam Wi-Fi allows access at thousands of participating institutions worldwide, and many in the UK.

eduroam - (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across their own campus and when visiting the campuses of other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.

Laptop service

Laptop service users are provided the equivalent of the desktop PC service, whether on, or away from campus or on the move. 

The service includes Windows 7 and Office 2010 and benefits including:

  • Automatic Z: drive and email synchronisation
  • Docking station
  • Automatic wi-fi connection - Whilst you are on campus the laptop will automatically connect to the University wireless network. It will also be set up to connect eduroam wi-fi, so will work at other Universities providing eduroam wi-fi.
  • Encryption security – Laptop hard drives will be encrypted (using a PIN when you first switch on the computer).

Eduroam WiFi service
Laptop Service

Are you working with multiple copies of the same data file?  Are you working on the latest version?
When working away from campus pay particular attention to file version control (and data synchronisation) – think carefully about file naming with dates and version numbers, whether you have multiple versions of files, which is the latest copy, or master version or a back-up.

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)

Copies: researchdata@le.ac.uk 

Blog Data For Research Blog




Input and feedback

August 2018 - This website will be relaunched in September 2018. Feedback and input is welcome, so please let the library research services team know what type of content you would like to be included on the website by contacting us at researchdata@le.ac.uk.

RDM news and events
  1. The University of Leicester Figshare for data digital archive is now available for research staff and PhD students. User guidance on upload/data deposit.
  2. Information Governance training is now available, provided by e-LfH (an NHS organisation). The University has registered to access this NHS resource and individual accounts can be set up by sending name and email address to Andrew Burnham.
  3. There is now a standard University Privacy Impact Assessment process where data collection or receipt, or systems purchase or development may have privacy consequences
  4. The University has adopted a simple data classification model which must be applied by the research PI and/or data owner
  5. We share our RDM survey: overview findings presentation as well as the results of our 2015 survey on Your research data management needs
  6. There is now a University Information Governance web presence
  7. Our Data Management Planning documents have been updated - hard copies can be obtained if you contact researchdata@le.ac.uk
  8. Jisc has published a new RDM strategy document - "Directions for RDM Management in UK Universities"
  9. The Partridge Review - HSCIC Data Release Review - Full report (3.58 Mb) and Summary
  10. 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)
  11. RDM Principles approved by the University.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. 'Data Planning & Management - what you need to' - a web page to take you through what you need to do about data planning and management.
  15. 'RDM - The Movie' is released! The 4 minute digital story of research data work here at Leicester.

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