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Guidance and support to staff, researchers and students at the University of Southampton

Requesting a DOI

We can register a DOI for your dataset through DataCite - this gives a persistent link and can make it easier to cite.

For more details see our DOI for data page.


Love Data Visualisation Competition

We Love Data and We Love to See It!

University of Southampton Libraries is putting Data Visualisation display during Love Data Week showcasing the University community’s talents and exploring reproducibility using entry data from the 2018/19 Academic Year for Hartley Library, the oldest building on Highfield Campus. 2019 was the 100th year we used the building. The display is on the level 4 corridor in Hartley Library, opposite the photocopiers. ​More information...



Join the Southampton UK Reproducibility Network Team for tea and cake at their fortnightly journal reading and seminar club!

See a full list of topics and links to papers

Fortnightly in Building 32 10-11am with refreshments!

The hour long sessions are open to anybody interested in robust research practice, reproducibility, replication, and open science. In each session, we will discuss a paper relating to one of these themes (see table below for list of papers). We will also have guest speakers running seminars about reproducibility and open science practice.

Research data management on Twitter

Data @ Southampton



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



Support offered by the Research Data Team


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.


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