Research Data Network

Research Data Network

Welcome to the Research Data Network. Jisc set up this site for you to exchange information on research data management and related topics within the UK research information management sector.

We have now produced a research data management toolkit

Go there to have your questions about RDM answered and leave us some feedback if you think part of the kit needs updating, or additional resources. You can find hot topics, links from the research data lifecycle and even access your local RDM pages from our toolkit:

We still want to collect a body of useful resources, help people share up to minute developments, practices and develop new ideas, but the toolkit will be the place to do that. This network site will be closed by end 2018. Most of the material has already been migrated into the toolkit, but our working group will review what's here before closure.

Also, if you are interested, you could get involved with our working group, just get in touch using the free text in the comment form:

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4th Research Data Network, 27th to 28th June in York

The 4th Research Data Network Meeting will be taking place at the University of York, over 2 days, 10:00 am 27th June to 3:3 0pm 28th June.

Registration now open

We are looking for contributors so if you wish to present or demo something please post it here:

Outputs from previous meetings can be seen by following the links below:

Further information can be found on the 4th Research Data Network - York University - June 2017 page

We suggest staying in a York city centre location during the event.
For further information regarding recommended Hotels in York, please see the York Visitor Information website
Accommodation is also available onsite at the University (a 15 minute walk from the Ron Cooke Hub Conference Centre).
For more information and to book directly, please visit the York Conference website.

The Ron Cooke Hub is in the Heslington East area of the University of York campus, and a 15 minute journey from the City Centre. The Hub is easily accessible by public transport (a taxi pick-up point and the bus stop are both located next to the building).

Rail Station Transfers:
We are providing transfers from York Rail Station to the Ron Cooke Hub Conference Centre at 10:00 on Tuesday 27 June.

Following the close of the event we are also providing a transfer from the Ron Cooke Hub back to York Rail Station at 15:40 on Wednesday 28 June.

Transfers are available to all those who have requested a transfer place during registration. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.
If you would like to reserve a space or wish to cancel your arrangement, please email

No. 66 Bus:
The 66 Bus (every 15-20 mins) serves the route between York City Centre & the Ron Cooke Hub, stopping at the below city centre bus stops:
Victoria Bar
York Rail Station
Rougier Street
St Denys' Road
Dixon Lane
The Barbican
Ron Cooke Hub
The bus journey will take around 15 minutes between the City Centre to the Ron Cooke Hub.

Should you wish to arrange a taxi please call Streamline directly on 01904 656565.

If you are travelling by car you can find all details and directions here
For SatNavs please use postcode YO19 5LA and follow signs to park in the Field Lane Car Park or Kimberlow Lane Car Park which are close to the Ron Cooke Hub.

Hotels around York City Centre:
Hilton York
Travelodge York
Novotel York
Middletons Hotel
Hotel Indigo York
Best Western Monkbar Hotel
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Premier Inn York City Centre
Ramada Hotel Encore
The Queens Hotel
The Grand Hotel & Spa York
The Principal York
Minster Hotel York