Support & training

Research Data Management support and training

University of Leicester training

Details of Staff and PGR/ECR face-to-face research data management-related training courses offered across the University are available:

In addition to these scheduled courses, you can also request RDM training from the University Library Research Services team, specifically for your own College or team. We can provide training on a variety of RDM topics including:

  • funders’ and publisher obligations and requirements
  • data management and sharing plans
  • research data and ethics
  • data repositories and archives
  • data citation and metrics.

Please contact our team at:

Self-study external training resources

MANTRA (Research Data Management Training)

MANTRA is a free online course for researchers and others who manage digital data as part of a research project. Produced by the University of Edinburgh, Research Data MANTRA consists of eight learning units, plus four data handling tutorials using common software packages.

UK Data Service webinars and workshops

The UK Data Service provide a substantial rolling programme of events, seminars, webinars and workshops on a range of data management topics.

Coursera Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC

This free course (Coursera Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC) is offered by the University of Edinburgh and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It provides an introduction to research data management and sharing. Topics covered include data management plans, data handling and organisation, documentation, storage and security of data, archiving, sharing and preservation of research data.

Digital Curation Centre courses

DCC in addition to guidance materials online, provides a list of 'in-career' training courses as well as more complex, HE-accredited programmes leading towards data librarianship.

Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) training resources

A collection (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) training resources) of different types of training resources and materials, including webinars, videos, training guides, case studies, and a ‘Train-the-Trainers (TTT)’ package which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Other resources that may be of interest and worth exploring, include:

If you want to have an informal chat about your research data

If you want to learn more about data sharing, publishing, meeting funding body requirements, deposit and preservation, then please do make an appointment to have a data conversation and get some personalised advice and support. To make an appointment, email

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