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Research data management at the University of Bristol: Charting a course from project to service

Debra Hiom (Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
Dom Fripp (Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
Stephen Gray (Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
Kellie Snow (Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)
Damian Steer (Research IT, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)

Program: electronic library and information systems

ISSN: 0033-0337

Article publication date: 1 September 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to chart the development of research data management services within the University of Bristol, from the initial Jisc-funded project, through to pilot service and planned core funding of the service.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a case study of the approach of the University of Bristol Library service to develop a sustainable Research Data Service.

Findings

It outlines the services developed during the project and pilot phases of the service. In particular it focuses on the sustainability planning to ensure that research data management is embedded as a core university service.

Originality/value

The case study provides practical advice and valuable insights into the issues and experiences of ensuring that research data management is properly valued and supported within universities.

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Citation

Hiom, D., Fripp, D., Gray, S., Snow, K. and Steer, D. (2015), "Research data management at the University of Bristol: Charting a course from project to service", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 49 No. 4, pp. 475-493. https://doi.org/10.1108/PROG-02-2015-0019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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