Data management plans for postgraduate researchers

Workshop dates

Workshops will be held on the following dates. Please click the link to book your place via SuperSaas - you will need to register for a password if you are using this for the first time.

Please note: all our workshops are subject to a minimum registration requirement. If this is not met the workshop will be cancelled and you will be offered a place on an alternate date.

Workshop description

All postgraduate researchers are required to have a Data Management Plan (DMP) in place before completing their first annual review (GRS3). This workshop will help you to achieve this by covering the basics of Research Data Management, including:

  • Identifying the different types of data you will create during your research
  • The security, sensitivity and storage considerations relating to that data
  • The FAIR data concept
  • Using the DMPOnline tool to create your DMP

If you are in receipt of funding from one of the UK Research Councils, a charity, or have commercial sponsorship, you may find it worthwhile to bring along any existing DMPs relating to the research grant award - this will aid in the development of your own DMP.  

This workshop and the Canvas course cover topics which primarily fall under domain C2 of the Research Development Framework.


This course is aimed at postgraduate researchers who are required to have a Data Management Plan in place before completing their first annual review (GRS3). 


Our workshops and online courses are designed to be inclusive, catering for a wide range of disabilities. We provide accessible documents and a live transcript for online workshops as standard. Accessing the Main Library Training Room in person.

Please contact if you have any additional support requirements, and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Further help

The Scholarly Communications Team in the library offers a number of routes for support.


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