Research Data Management (standalone online learning course)
Duration Online
Team UoN Libraries

Course Description

This Research Data Management course reflects changes both in University policy and in the sector-wide open data environment. This course will introduce you to the key issues, requirements, and strategies associated with research data management, and teach you how to manage your data throughout the research data life-cycle by helping you to write a data management plan (DMP).

Target Audience

This course is available to any UNUK student or UNUK member of staff who would like to learn more about research data management, however it is particularly targeted towards postgraduate research students and early career researchers.


You will need to log in to Moodle to enrol on the course.


To introduce you to the key issues, requirements and strategies associated with research data management and assist you with the development of a data management plan for your research project(s).


On completion of this course you will:

  • Recognise the importance of good practice in managing research data in general and be able apply it within your own work context;
  • Apply knowledge gained to be able to draw up a data management plan and maintain it throughout the project life-cycle;
  • Be able to organise and document your data efficiently during the course of your project;
  • Be aware of the options available to you to securely store and back up your data;
  • Know how to share your data and understand the benefits of publishing your data.
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Course Details

The course is delivered wholly online and comprises 7 units. The course will take between two and three hours to read, plus an hour spent writing your data management plan. You can start the course at any time and take as long as needed to complete it. 

To gain credit for the module you will need to complete and pass the end of module assessment, which consists of 10 multiple-choice questions. This module is worth 1 training point, and you will be awarded credit on completion of the module.

Please note it can take up to 20 working days for attendance to be confirmed in the online system as tutors have to check the online tasks submitted and the registers need to be updated by the Central Short Courses team.

Online Joining Instructions

Please go to Moodle to self-enrol on the course here: Research Data Management (UK) 

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