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Research Services: Research Data

The Glucksman Library's guide to assist researchers with all aspects of the research process from finding information to maximising impact.

Introduction to Research Data Management (RDM)

"Research data management concerns the organisation of data, from its entry to the research cycle through to the dissemination and archiving of valuable results." (Whyte & Tedds, 2011)

The slides and recorded lectures on this page will explain the basics of good practice in research data management. The contents of the slides and lectures are based closely on material produced by MANTRA, the Research Data Online course produced by the University of Edinburgh.:


Research Data Management (RDM) Training Slides

The slides below explain the basics of research data management, again with thanks to the University of Edinburgh's Mantra.

The first presentation is a UL Glucksman Library Presentation detailing Irish Research Council requirements.

Research Data Management; Ethical Issues & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The Library is in the process of updating its resources about the legal and ethical requirements, including GDPR, surrounding research data management. In the meantime, please consult UCD’s guide on RDM and ethical issues.

Documentation, Metadata and Citation



Research data should be 'as open as possible, as closed as necessary.'

Check DMP Online for funders' requirements regarding data management plans and Open Data. You can view sample plans and create your own plans on DMP Online using the templates provided.

DMP Online

Organising Data

Data Sharing, Preservation and Licensing

File Formats and Transformation

Open Access Datasets

Ireland's Open Data Portal is Irish public sector data in open, free and reusable formats that the research community can use.

Registry of Research Data Repositories is a global registry that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. You can browse by country or by content type.

Zenodo Open Access datasets alongside journal articles and scientific publications and reports. The UL community on Zenodo is curated by the ULIR library team and can be accessed at 

Please consult the library's Research Services Department for advice on where and how to store your research data.