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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Institutional policies


List of Data Policies available on the DCC website

For an extensive list of data policies please view the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) web resource.

A detailed spreadsheet evaluating individual policies is also available:

Horton, L and DCC (2014) 'Overview of UK Institution RDM Policies', Digital Curation Centre. Available at:

Horton, L. (2016) UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 852487,

Journal Policies

There are a wide variety of organisations and studies with an interest in Journal data policies and their impact on research data management practices. Links to policies, resources and articles from some of these are below.

Published articles

Funder policies


Sherpa Juliet

A searchable list of funder's Open Access Policies can be found on the Sherpa Juliet web site

The policies are presented in a clear standardised format - see here for an example - with links back to the original information sources.

The site is updated through community contributions .

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