Research Data Management & Sharing

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University of Strathclyde believes that research data management is an essential component of good research practice.  As part of our institutional commitment to providing an excellent research environment for our researchers and collaborators, University of Strathclyde is currently reviewing its policy and provision for researchers with respect to research data.  University of Strathclyde strongly supports the idea that publicly funded research data is created for the public good and therefore should be made publicly available. 

University of Strathclyde suffered a serious fire in 2012 and is subject to mandates from RCUK research funders in relation to research data.  The EPSRC roadmap to which the University is committed is providing an opportunity for the University to re-examine its research data provision and ensure that it is fit for a leading technological University with strong industry links. 

More information for Strathclyde researchers on the specific policies of RCUK (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC & STFC) and others, including EU, Cancer Research UK and Wellcome Trust are available from our guidance and support pages. Guidance also includes advice on how to implement good research data management practice and the systems, tools in addition to training and advice that is available to support researchers to do so. 

Services provided to researchers at University of Strathclyde include:

  • The provision of centralised institutional storage for the storage of active data including the provision of secure access for external collaborators.  This storage is very resilient and provides automated replication and backup for researchers so they need not worry about data loss.
  • StrathCloud Sharefile - the University's secure syncing, sharing & storage platform´╗┐.
  • The provision of a storage facility, Pure, for completed/published research data where data submitted is preserved and curated to ensure that it remains accessible for the researchers involved, and where appropriate for others, into the future.
  • The provision of support to design and implement processes that will ensure consistent excellence in data practice including data management planning and advice on selection and appraisal of data for preservation and sharing.

Find out more about research data management and about expectations on researchers in relation to research data from our guidance and support pages.

University of Strathclyde approved its Research Data Policy on 19th November 2013 and is due to approve a Research Data Deposit policy in the near future; you can view v1 of the  Research Data Deposit policy - draft.

Help shape the future of research data management at University of Strathclyde.
Visit the Research Data Management & Sharing Online Help ´╗┐site where you can find out more about the Research Data Management & Sharing service, to get involved with the service or to find out more about how you can manage and share your research data.

The RDMS team are happy to work with researchers to achieve best practice in research data management; we can help you to create and implement data management plans and help you to comply with funder mandates/expectations.