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Research Data Management 

Research data management, if done correctly from the start of a project, could save you a lot of time and hassle at the end – when preparing your data for a publication or writing up your thesis. Research data takes many forms and ranges, for example, from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications. We have created a dedicated data website, which will help you with various aspects of research data management. 

You will be able to find information on: 

Additionally, we also provide information on key contacts responsible for providing advice on research data management at the University of Cambridge.  

University of Cambridge Research Data Management Policy Framework 

There is an increased emphasis on managing and sharing data produced in research. The general expectation is that publicly funded research data are a public good, and should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible. 

To advise researchers on best practice when it comes to research data management and sharing, the University of Cambridge provides the University of Cambridge Research Data Management Policy Framework. The aim of this policy framework is to: 

  • provide guidance to all University academics, staff and students on research data management 

  • ensure that the University undertakes appropriate institutional steps to help its academics to adhere to good data management practice (and to meet the policy requirements of University funders). 

Funder’s policies 

Many of the research funders who support work at the University of Cambridge require that research data are made openly available with as few restrictions as possible. To guide you through the policy landscape we provide information on funders’ policies


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