‌Guidance, support & training

All researchers have a responsibility to properly manage the data they create/collect during the course of their research. The management of research data is sufficiently important that many research funders, and the University, have requirements for how it is managed.

The Library's Research Support Team is here to help. If you have any questions, want to know more, or if you want us to talk about RDM with groups of staff/students in your department, email us:

Help at York

RDM 101

RDM 101 is an online tutorial designed to provide you with an introduction to research data management. Available to staff and research postgraduates.

Complete the tutorial in the VLE

Recording datasets in PURE

All University of York researchers must record the data they have selected for long term retention in PURE. The record created in PURE will be discoverable through the York Research Database, to provide a permanent and public record of the dataset describing the data, how it may be access and any constraints that may apply.

RDM workshops

We run regular workshops for research staff and students, which are part of the Research Excellence Training programme.

RCUK Guidance on best practice in the management of research data [PDF]

This guidance provides clarity on the Research Councils' expectations. It includes guidance on: data management plans; legal, ethical and commercial constraints on data release; limited period of privileged use of data; citation of data; and where costs for managing and sharing data could be sought.

DMP review service (trial)

We are trialling a data management plan review service, where we will review your plan for you before you submit it. To use the trial service, simply email your plan to: lib-research-support@york.ac.uk. Please allow at least two weeks before your submission deadline.


Planning for data management is key to the successful management of research data. DMPonline, a free web-based tool provided by the DCC, can help you create effective data management plans that meet the requirements set by major UK funders. Sign in with your institutional credentials to see York-specific guidance.