Research Data and Open Access

Research Data Management & Open Access

The University is committed to supporting staff and students manage their research data and to comply with Open Access requirements.

Research Data Management

The University has a dedicated Research Data Service Team (RDS) to assist researchers in managing their data and meeting the requirements of the University, funders and data providers.

Many Research Data Management activities will be familiar to researchers:

  • Considering data collection before a project starts
  • How research data is collected, stored and processed during a project
  • The long-term preservation of data for potential re-use in the future

If you have research data management queries please contact the RDS team:

 To read the University’s RDS policy please click here to visit the Research Policies pages.

Open Access

The University encourages and supports open access as an invaluable way to maximise the visibility and impact of research. Many funders require publications arising from the research they fund to be open access. There are also open access requirements for the REF.

The University has a dedicated Open Access team to assist researchers in managing their outputs and meeting the requirements of the University, funders and data providers.

If you have Open Access queries please contact the Open Access team:


Researchers are responsible for managing data appropriately, in order to protect the privacy and confidentiality of their participants but also, where applicable, to protect the interests of the public.


Under GDPR, as of 25th May 2018, you will need to ensure participants are provided with the information required under GDPR if you collect any new personal data, or if you process any personal data already collected.


For further information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please click on the link below:

If you would like to obtain more information about Ethics in Research, please visit the Ethics Toolkit for advice on areas including NHS & Social Care, Human Participation, International Research and other topics.