Research support

Your Research Engagement Team

Head of Research Engagement: Debra.Avent-Gibson

Research Engagement Librarians:

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Research data management involves the organisation and preservation of research data and is a core area of research integrity. Well managed research data allows reliable verification of results and enables data sharing among the wider research community, thus enhancing the long-term value and impact of the work.

Most Research Councils and funding bodies now have policies in place that encourage or mandate the creation of a research data management plan and the deposit of research data in a recognised data repository. RCUK grant-holders are now required to include a statement on data availability within academic papers. Those working with sensitive data may be exempt from opening up data and should instead use the statement as an explanation of why the data cannot be made accessible. Many academic publishers also require data underpinning research claims to be made available.

Other research support provided by Library Services includes: