Open Data at the University of Aberdeen

Open Data at the University of Aberdeen

Research Data Management Policy


The University policy on research data management is available here with a guidance note


Data Management Plans

Most research councils and other major funders require a Data Management Plan as part of the funding application. The Business Development Officers in Research and Innovation and the Digital Research team within IT Services can provide support and advice in the completion of these.

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has developed an online research data management plan tool, DMP Online, to help researchers create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.

DMP online (Sign in with your institutional credentials for UoA-specific funder templates)
Funder Requirements for Data Management plans

Data Storage

The university provides data storage through IT services. See here for further information

Costs for data management are an eligible cost from many grant funders, including the research councils. Costs can be requested for data storage and archiving as well as data management costs such as data co-ordinators, database costs and safe haven costs, providing these costs are incurred within the duration of the grant.