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All new PhD students have to complete a Data Management Plan in their first year.  See our new guide to help you write yours!

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What is Data Management?

Data management is about good research practice, it is an essential building block for good research.  It should be part of your everyday processes. 

Basic principles, such as file naming and version control, will help you locate and understand your data. 

Data management will help you collate data that underpins your work in a way that allows it to be used with confidence, both now and in the future.  

Ultimately, well managed data can add to the credit you receive and impact of your research alongside other research outputs.

To find data produced by researchers at the University of Southampton, please see our institutional data catalogue.



Data management planning and tools

Working with data

Working with your data

Managing your data throughout your project

Storing Data

Storing your data

How and where to store your data

Sharing Data

Sharing your data

How and when you can share your data

GDPR & Data

Data and the GDPR

What does the GDPR mean for your research data?

PhD & Data

Data and Your PhD

Why and how you should manage your data during your degree


Information on University and funder policies



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