"Training in how to look after research data"
We provide guidance and training on all aspects of data management and sharing ‑ through web-based, workshops and printed advice.
Our training resources
Our training materials have been designed and used as part of our daily work for years in supporting ESRC applicants and award holders, and been brought to fruition in a handbook published by SAGE Publications Ltd. in March 2014.
The new SAGE handbook, Managing and Sharing Research Data: a guide to good practice, contains chapters that are modularised with explanatory text, exercises, quizzes and answers. They are primarily geared towards social scientists, but are easily adaptable to other disciplines and countries by adding relevant exemplars. The accompanying website to the handbook sets out templates, further online exercises and introductory PowerPoints.
Note. Our 2011 training resources pack and 2011 guide, Managing and Sharing Data: Best practice for researchers, are now superseded by our 2014 Sage handbook on Managing and Sharing Data: a best practice guide for researchers.
View our past projects and outputs on research data management at the UK Data Archive.
Our training events
On our events database you can find our programme of research data management and sharing amongst others.
If you have a query, please feel free to get in touch.
Other training resources
There are a variety of other research data management resources available online, below are a selection of these.
MANTRA – free online course teaching RDM
Coursera – research data management and sharing course
Essentials 4 Data Support – rdnl course on storing, managing, archiving and sharing research data
The UK Data Service has recently upgraded its data discovery and access systems. Read more about the changes to our new Data Catalogue and ‘My Account’ area.