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DRDP: Working With Data

A guide for Doctoral Researchers at University of Westminster

Research Data Management

Your research data are any objects, whether physical or digital, that you create in the course of your research. Proper research data management (RDM) is vital to ensure longevity, make data available for future reuse, and to comply with funder and institutional policies.

University of Westminster Guidance

The RDM team here at UoW has information on their webpages covering the planning of data management, gathering and working with data, sharing and reusing, as well as archiving. You should make yourself familiar with the university's Research Data Management Policy.

The team hold training sessions which can be booked on the VRE.

For further information, email:


RDM Toolkit for Researchers by Jisc

Jisc has built an RDM Toolkit for Researchers, featuring resource guides and links to training videos.

It is a great place to get started for those new to managing research data.


RDM for Researchers. Jisc.


Training sessions on managing your research data and writing a data management plan are available via the Researcher Development Programme and the Doctoral Researcher Development Programme (academic skills). Please visit their websites to book a place on the sessions.

Video: RDM for Doctoral Researchers

A 12 min video by Dr. Holly Ranger (Research Data Management Officer) introducing RDM for PhD students at UoW

Blog Posts

Getting into the habit – a PhD student's perspective on RDM

Research in fiction through the lens of data management  a series of blog posts for researches who are new to RDM

Data Analysis

There are many online training courses available on various platforms to help you with your data analysis.

SPSS and NVivo software licenses are available via OnTheHub.