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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Research software

On management, preservation, sharing and archiving of research software


Software Sustainability Institute

Software Carpentry

Software Heritage

The people behind research software - RSE community

Canarie - a Canadian organisation delivering digital infrastructure to support world-class research that directly benefits all Canadians

Reports and resources

NCDD Software Sustainability, November 2016, Patrick J.C. Aerts.

Research Software Sustainability: Report on a Knowledge Exchange Workshop, February 2016.

Software Citation Principles. PeerJ Preprints

A Proposal for the Measurement and Documentation of Research Software Sustainability in Interactive Metadata Repositories

Improving Software Citation and Credit

NIH Software Discovery Index Meeting Report

Differences between Software and data

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation

Archiving Software Surrogates on the Web for Future Reference. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9819, 2016, pp. 215-226. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43997-6_17.

Dagstuhl Workshop Report on Engineering Academic Software

Tools, Training & Guides

Software development e-Infrastructure in the Nordics training materials:

Top 10 metrics for life science software good practices

Science Code Manifesto

A guide to sustainability models for research software projects

Software development guide (NLeSC)

Open Source Guidelines for Research Software (ELIXIR, SSI, NLeSC)

Guidelines for persistently identifying software using DataCite, 2016,
Ian Gent (St Andrews Univ), Catherine Jones (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.)ORCID icon, Brian Matthews (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.)

Canarie software registry

Davenport, James; Beckles, Zosia; Evans, Richard; Jones, Catherine; Perello-Nieto, Miquel; Woods, Christopher (2017): Materials from a Workshop on Research Software Management, Sharing and Sustainability held on 20th January 2017. figshare.


SSI Collaboration Workshop 2017:

Workshops for researchers on the issues around software management, preservation and sustainability in January 2017, register here.

DANS Software Sustainability Workshop 7-9 March 2017


Slides from Research Software Management workshops 2017

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Research software

On management, preservation, sharing and archiving of research software

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