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Research Data Management: Welcome

Research Data Management

Research Data Management (RDM) is the way you manage, store and structure data produced from the initiation to the completion of your research project.  Researchers need to be aware of how they propose to manage, preserve and share their data even after the project is complete. As well as representing good research practice and enhancing the availability of data to the research community, managing and sharing research data is often required by funding bodies, along with Aston University Research Data Management Policy. RDM is part of the wider Open Research movement. 

To upload your research data, visit Aston Data Explorer

For further help, download the below tutorial for uploading your research data or alternatively contact:

To see more general information about research at Aston University, please visit Aston Research Explorer or to view Aston's publication repository, visit Aston Publications Explorer.

Research Data Management Made Easy

See the below documents for a quick and easy overview of the RDM process at Aston University. Also see our LibGuides on Open Access, Open Science, Researcher Profiles and Measuring Research Impact. To understand the benefits of RDM, please contact your Information Specialist.

Training for Researchers

The next training events for Open Science (Open Access/Pure, Open Data, & Researcher Profiles) will be on:

  • Hands-on training in Aston Data Explorer and Pure
    • Tuesday 12 February 2019, 2-3.30pm in Room MB525b
  • Online Researcher Profiles and Promoting Your Data and Publications
    • Thursday 14 February 2019, 2-3.30pm in Room MB525b

Contact to book your place.

Figure 2. Open Science facets as a beehive

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