Research Data Management
The Research Data Service runs the University of Bristol’s leading, ‘open data’, research data repository data.bris and supports its researchers in all aspects of research data management. The current service, a Library-led collaboration with IT Services and RED, is a 2.5 year phased roll-out of the successful Jisc-funded 18 month project based in IT Services R&D/ILRT.
Many researchers struggle to find an appropriate home for their research data: one which will provide immediate and straightforward access to data but which will also be maintained over the long term. The situation is becoming more urgent as ‘data sharing’ becomes mandatory for an ever increasing number of research funders and academic publishers.
The data.bris repository provides the University of Bristol’s researchers with a means to address this problem. This open data repository can be used to publish data which underpins a research output. The repository builds on the £2 million investment made in the Research Data Storage Facility, managed by the ACRC.
If you’d like to find out how to publish your data via the data.bris repository, see the depositing guidance.
The Research Data Service provides assistance to anyone engaged in research data management, across the University.
As well as one-to-one meetings to assist with Data Management Planning, the team have also produced guides for RCUK applicants, explaining how the University can assist in meeting funder requirements.
Members of the team deliver regular training as part of RED’s Grant Writing Training Workshop; see Academic Staff Development for forthcoming course dates.
If you’d like help with your Data Management Plan, have a question about metadata, storage, file formats, data sharing, long-term preservation or just want to know more, visit the Research Data Management site or contact us.
To find out more about data.bris, please contact us.