RDM at Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has a range of resources to support researchers seeking to manage their research data. These resources include the Research Data Management Service, the Research Data Management Webpages and Enlighten: Research Data, the University's research data repository.

Any queries regarding research data management should be directed to: research-datamanagement@glasgow.ac.uk


Our Research Data Management Policy

The University has developed a Research Data Management Policy. This policy was approved by the Research Strategy and Planning Committee on the 19th November 2015. This policy replaces the previous Draft Research Data Management Policy.

Taught students can read about the implications of the policy for the data that they collect here: https://edshare.gla.ac.uk/853/ 



Team Contacts

Please use the following addresses to contact the Research Information Management team:

Data Management Support

The Research Data Management Service seeks to support researchers undertaking research data management activities.

We offer:

Please contact the RDM Service if you have any questions regarding research data management.


Enlighten: Research Data

The RDM Team are responsible for developing and maintaining Enlighten: Research Data, the University of Glasgow's institutional data repository and registry.

Datasets which underpin a publication can be deposited in Enlighten: Research Data and made public at the time of publication. Unpublished datasets can also be deposited in Enlighten: Research Data. Data in the repository will be stored in accordance with funder and University data policies. Files deposited in Enlighten: Research Data will be given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the associated metadata will be listed in the data registry and the DataCite metadata store. The retention schedule for data in Enlighten: Research Data will be 10 years from date of deposition in the first instance, with extensions applied to datasets which are subsequently accessed. This complies with both University of Glasgow guidance and funder policies.

The DOIs issued to datasets in Enlighten: Research Data can be included as part of a data citation in publications, allowing the datasets underpinning a publication to be identified and accessed. DOIs will also be linked with appropriate records in Enlighten: Publications, the University’s publication repository, to enhance visibility of datasets.

Metadata about datasets held in the University Registry will be publicly searchable and discoverable and will indicate how and on what terms the dataset can be accessed.

We are currently developing the capacity to display information about datasets in Enlighten: Research Data on researcher profile pages which will also increase the visibility of the datasets.

Enlighten: Research Data is backed by commercial digital storage is audited on a twice-yearly basis for compliance with the ISO27001 Information Security Management standard.

More information on depositing data in Enlighten: Research Data can be found here.

Linking Research Outputs to Awards

Research datasets and publications are linked to the relevant funding to assist with compliance with funders' terms and conditions.

For advice on other output types, including publications, visit the Open Access webpages.