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Research Data Management

These web pages provide guidance on managing, preserving and sharing research data, with information about University support

About research data management

Learn what Research Data Management is and what it involves at the University of Reading. Read the policies of the University and funders on research data, and find out about University support and other resources.

Data management planning

Find out why and how to write and prepare a data management plan in support of your grant application/research project. We provide guidance on funders' data management plan requirements, working with personal and confidential data, intellectual property rights in data, and using secondary data.

Managing your data

We provide practical guidance on managing data on a day-to-day basis during your research. Find help on data storage and backup, file naming and organisation, file formats, quality control, and documentation.

Preserving and sharing data

Learn how to use data repositories to preserve data and make them accessible to others at the end of a research project, how to prepare data for archiving, how to license datasets, and how to reference data from research publications.

Find out more about data preservation and sharing

Contact us

Robert Darby, Research Data Manager

Tel. 0118 378 6161