Research Data Management (RDM)

A new research data management (RDM) policy for the University has been approved by Senate in June 2014. This policy builds on the previous statement for managing research data discussed at Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee and approved by Senate in November 2011. 

Research data management is good research practice, which the University wishes to promote to all research active staff and students. It is also an area of increased focus for government and funding councils. Research Councils UK (RCUK) views making research data as a core part of its remit as stated in the RCUK common principles on research data policy

Managing and sharing research data has significant potential benefits for the University, researchers and society, including the potential to engage the public and the research community at Brunel and beyond, and increase the impact of Brunel research. The University recognises this, and is taking steps to develop infrastructure and procedures to help researchers make the most of research data.  

Additionally, it wishes to ensure that research data management systems and procedures are fully implemented by 1 May 2015, the deadline set by EPSRC, a key funder, for full compliance with its policy framework on research data.  

The links on the left will take you to various documents and support packages designed to help you manage your research data in the new environment. Library Research Services is continuing to develop procedures and systems to support researchers in the new environment.

For information and advice on research data management, or to let us know your needs, please contact: researchdata@brunel.ac.uk

Page last updated: Thursday 03 July 2014