Research Data Management
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Training, advice and support

Similar to many research-intensive universities, the appropriate management of research data is high on the agenda of the University of Nottingham. 

There are some really useful Research Data Management (RDM) training materials available nationally, most of which are listed below.


Training courses

National training events and courses

 • the UK Data Archive provide a range of training events for social science researchers on research data management

• the national data centres often provide courses on research data management issues. They also provide data management support and guidance. Some of the data centres will come to your institution to provide some hands-on training within your department

• the Digital Curation Centre lists a range of data management courses and training


Subject specific online training resources

There are several self-paced online tutorials and courses on research data management. Some useful examples include the following:

Research Data MANTRA - provides guidance for good practice in research data management. Aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers in the geosciences, social and political sciences and clinical psychology. However, many of the issues covered apply equally to all research disciplines.

Curating Artistic Research Output (CAiRO)-a post-graduate teaching module on research data management for creative arts disciplines

DataTrain - data management training modules for post-graduate courses in Archaeology and Social Anthropology

DATUM for Health – data management for postgraduate students in health studies

DMTpsych – data management for postgraduate students in psychology 


Generic research data management training courses

The UK Data Archive produced a suite of flexible training resources on managing and sharing data. Resources available include introductory PowerPoint presentations, exercises, quizzes and answers. This suite of training resources complement the UK Data Archive's popular guide on 'Managing and Sharing Data: best practice for researchers' (pdf).

The training resources cover seven key areas of managing and sharing data:

• why and how to share data

• data management planning

• documenting data

• formatting data

• storing data, including data security, data transfer, encryption, and file sharing

• ethics and consent

• data copyright

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) provides an extensive training programme. This includes half day workshops, ‘train the trainer’ activities, and training on data management tools such as the DMP Online, CARDIO, and DAF.

A useful collection of videos relevant to the Research Data Management (RDM) landscape.



Jorum contains a wide range of material relating to data management. These include PowerPoint presentations, factsheets, videos, and audio interviews.


What data management training is available at the University of Nottingham?

There is an online course for postgraduate research students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about managing their research data. This course is based upon The University of Edinburgh's Research Data MANTRA and was adapted with help from the The Graduate School.

The University of Nottingham is currently gathering training requirements of its researchers and will be delivering a series of workshop and events on research data management.

Dates for these events will be confirmed shortly. If you are interested in attending any of these events please contact us at

We are currently working with the Graduate School and University Professional Development short courses to create online and face to face training resources on Research Data Management (RDM).

If you have a particular training requirement on a research data management issue, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at 


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