Posts tagged: data management

Research Data Management Survey: Your views are needed!

3 July 2014

The University of Salford recognises the importance of the data generated through our research activities, and is working to improve the way in which research data is securely managed and shared.

As part of this work the Library are conducting a survey of researchers to help them understand current practice surrounding the management of research data. It is critical that they hear from as many researchers as possible, as the results of this survey will inform the development of the infrastructure, support services, and policies that we hope will benefit you. The more information they receive about your research data, the more they can tailor the Research Data Management Service to your specific needs.

This survey is designed to:

  • Help understand the data held by you
  • Discover influences and barriers to managing research data
  • Establish what advice and support you require
  • Identify current levels of research data management practice in Schools

The survey is open until 6pm Tuesday 9th September 2014 and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

If you are creating and/or managing research data please take time to complete the survey here.

Workshop – Managing Your Research Data

17 April 2014

Managing Your Research Data – Thursday 22 May 2014

The Library, working with Research & Innovation, has invited the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) to the University of Salford to present an afternoon workshop about data management planning for your grant applications, and managing your data throughout the project lifecycle. This workshop has been designed around the needs of our academic staff who are actively engaged in research projects, or developing project bids. 

Session overview

Research Councils, the EU Commission and many other funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for research data management (RDM) & storage in new grant funding applications.

This half-day workshop provides an introduction to research data management and the range of activities and roles that we need to consider when preparing research applications, as well as implementing new projects.

The session will also provide an overview of a range of tools that can assist with your data storage and management activities in order to make your grant applications and subsequent awards a success.

More importantly, the workshop will bring together researchers from different Schools to enable you to share & learn from each other’s experiences and identify key issues or problems regarding Research Data Management that you are facing, and which the University needs to take into account when developing its RDM strategy and implementation plans.

Learning Objectives  

  • understand funders’ requirements for data management and sharing
  • learn how research data management and curation can facilitate data sharing and help to increase citations
  • understand what a data management plan is and how to go about completing one
  • be aware of some of the free services and tools available  


12:30 Welcome and institutional objectives
12:45 – 13:00 Quick quiz on RDM requirements
13:00 – 13:30 Overview of the RDM and data sharing landscape
13:30 – 14:00 Data sharing exercise
14:00 – 14:45 Coffee
14:45 – 15:00 Overview of data management planning
15:00 – 15:30 Data management planning exercise
15:30 – 15:45 Demo of DMPonline
15:45 – 16:00 Questions and wrap up



To book your place at the workshop, please visit:

For any questions about the event please contact Hannah Baker ext. 56707,

Help to develop your Data Management Plans for research proposals

6 February 2014

A service aimed at supporting UK-based researchers with all aspects of research data management and curation has a number of free tools available to support with the development of your research Data Management Plans, and is hosting a series of webinar training events. The first session focuses on its online Data Management Plan creation tool.