Research data management service

Staff within IT Services and Library Research Services can provide guidance and support relating to research data and its management. They can point you to internal and external resources, talk over University and/or funder expectations/requirements, suggest contact with other researchers with similar issues etc.

For Research Data Management support contact

Staff from IT Services Academic and Library Research Services have been involved in a number of relevant research projects, for example helping to complete the ‘Technical Appendix’ of AHRC research bids.

IT Services Academic and Library Research Service staff have experience as researchers and continue to be involved in research projects, including as Principal Investigators, in areas as diverse as biomedical research software development, psychiatry outcomes, physics and astronomy, and attitudinal and behavioural aspects of information systems implementation.

The University IT strategy

The University IT Strategy 2011-2016 pdf (January 2012, R01.7) details how it will support both research data management and IT services (highlighted as appropriate through this website) with overall objectives to:

  • Help provide an environment that encourages leading researchers to choose Leicester as their place of work
  • Broadening the scope of services so as to meet a wider spectrum of IT and data management needs; particularly those of researchers

Specific elements of the Strategy include:

  • Enabling researchers to store large volumes of data securely and reach it from wherever they are – on campus or remotely
  • Sustaining our High Performance Computing service
  • Providing a new centrally managed personal computing service based on Linux
  • Offering a range of data discovery and analysis tools
  • Offering ‘research data management’ advisory and training services
  • Enabling the curation and preservation of digital information assets
  • Providing an Integrated Research Management System
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

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

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
  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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