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Research Data Management: Training and Resources

Training and policy at NUI Galway

  • PI’s and research staff/students are required to complete training in the development of DMP and appropriate Data Protection, IT Security Training.

Read the Research Data Management Policy at NUI Galway

Training at NUI Galway

ISS provides a Security Awareness Training course on Blackboard for all staff and students of the university. ​For related information go to IT security training on the ISS website.

The Library provides introductory sessions on Research Data Management and related supports at NUI Galway. For information contact:

  • Peter Corrigan, Head of Digital Publishing and Innovation, Phone: 091-492497, Email:
  • Trish Finnan, Digital Publishing and Data Management Librarian, Phone; 091-495961, Email:

The NUI Galway Data Protection Website explains how the University manages information in line with the Data Protection Acts and GDPR. For information about related training contact:

  • Peter Feeney, Data Protection Officer, Phone: 091 493673, Email: or Email:

Online Training

Coursera Research Data Management and Sharing delivered over repeating five weeks

Essentials 4 Data Support an introductory course from Research Data Netherlands

Expert tour guide on Data Management provided by CESSDA ERIC (the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives European Infrastructure Consortium) guides early career social scientists from initial planning phase to the publication of the research data. Illustrations, examples, expert tips are provided as well insights into data management practices in different European countries. It addresses questions such as: How do I handle personal data? What is the best way of documenting my data? How do I store my data safely? Can I share my data with others?

MANTRA Research Data Management Training is free a online course from EDINA at the University of Edinburgh

RDMRose is an open educational resource that  provides Research Data Management learning materials

Research Data Bootcamp from the University of Bristol 

Data Tree is a free online course on research data management. It is a self-paced course that takes 15-20 hours to complete in eight structured modules.The course is especially aimed at PhD students and early career researchers but is for anyone who wants to develop the right data habits now, including thinking of end-users of your data.

The FOSTER portal is an e-learning platform that brings together training resources relevant to Open Science including research data management

Research Data Management Academy (RDMA) is an online, accredited professional development programme for librarians and information professionals working in research intensive institutions. It includes eight online modules and one assessment unit and will be free to access from anywhere in the world. It will be launched in September 2019. Further information on the programme is available



23 Things: Libraries for Research Data from Research Data Alliance

DMPonline a tool to help you write your data management plan

JISC Research Data Management Toolkit guide to resources from a wide range of websites and organisations, sorted by topic and audience

LEARN project has created resources to help Research Performing Institutions manage their research data. 

FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, repositories, and data policies. It is based at Oxford University. 

RDM Starter Kit provided by the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO)

Register for a training

Title: Introduction to Research Data Management and related supports at NUI Galway

Date and Time: Thursday, 23 January 2020, 11:00-12:00

Venue: Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library

Click here to register

Title: Introduction to Research Data Management and related supports at NUI Galway

Date and Time: Thursday, 06 February 2020, 1200 - 1300

Venue: Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library

Click here to register

Title: Introduction to Research Data Management and related supports at NUI Galway

Date and Time: Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1200 - 1300

Venue: Library Training Room, James Hardiman Library

Click here to register

This training is based on content in the Library Guide on Research Data Management

Further reading

A Guide to Data Management in Ecology and Evolution. (2014). London: British Ecological Society.

Tim Berners-Lee’s guide to levels of open data 5 ★ OPEN DATA

Wilkinson, Mark D., et al, (2016). The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardshipScientific Data, 3, 160018. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.18

CODATA Data Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal, publishing papers on the management, dissemination, use and reuse of research data and databases across all research domains, including science, technology, the humanities and the arts. The scope of the journal includes descriptions of data systems, their implementations and their publication, applications, infrastructures, software, legal, reproducibility and transparency issues, the availability and usability of complex datasets, and with a particular focus on the principles, policies and practices for open data.

Science Europe published a "Practical guide to the international alignment of Research Data Management" in November 2018. It outlines core requirement for data management plans (DMPs) and criteria fro the selection of trustworthy repositories which are compliant with FAIR Data Principles.

Costing research data management activities

The following guide to costing data management was created by staff at Utrecht University.

Reference: A. Westerhof, T.E. Pronk, A. van der Kuil , A. Mordant (2016) Data Management Cost Guide.

The UK Data Archive has also created a costing tool and checklist