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Last Updated: Jul 05, 2017     Views: 37

EPSRC have a policy framework on research data which sets out their expectations concerning the management and provision of access to EPSRC-funded research data. This aims to make EPSRC funded research data as widely and freely available as possible in a timely and responsible manner, so that the research process should not be damaged by the inappropriate release of such data.

  • If you have been awarded an EPSRC grant, you will need to develop a data management plan and keep it up to date. For more information see

  • You will be expected to create metadata describing your research data (i.e. document your data) when you create, collect or process them and to publish this metadata online within 12 months of the of the data being generated. For more information see

  • Towards the end of the research, you need to decide which data should be preserved and shared; as a minimum this must include data required to reproduce published conclusions. These data must be preserved for at least 10 years from the end of any researcher ‘privileged access’. For more information see

For more information on EPSRC requirements for research data management see

We offer a number of services to make this process easier, including:

  • ORDA (Online Research Data), the university's data sharing platform, which allows datasets to be published and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to enable citation and credit. Check out our guidance on using ORDA.

  • Consultation and advice on a number of areas, including preparing data for archiving / sharing and data management planning.

  • Guidance on Research Data Management is available.

  • Questions about research data management and sharing may be sent to

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