Research data management

All researchers should think through at the outset of a project how data will be handled across its life course, including whether data will need to be archived, made available for further use by others, or securely disposed of.

Remember that researchers are personally responsible for any breach in data security arising from failures in relation to their data responsibilities.

UWE Bristol Research Data Management Policy (for staff research)

The Research Data Management Policy (PDF) sets out the University’s requirements with regards to research data management, and should be read in conjunction with the more detailed guidance on research data management.

There are many decisions to make about managing your research data before you even start creating or collecting it. It is essential to think about what research data you are going to create and how you are going to manage it from the outset. Commitments made at the start of a project will have implications on how research data can be managed and used later.

If you are conducting research at UWE Bristol, it is mandatory that you complete a UWE Bristol Research Data Management Plan (RDMP). The UWE Bristol RDMP template, and accompanying guidance, are available from the Library’s Research Data Management Plan page. Please download a fresh template each time you need one to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date version.

An online training module on research data management to help you to complete your research data management plan is available on the My Learning platform for staff, and on the UWE Bristol Blackboard for students.

Please note, the online module is mandatory for staff who conduct or supervisor research.

In addition, researchers should read the Data Protection Standard for Research (PDF) to ensure their research is GDPR-compliant.

You may also be interested in