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Research Data Service: Home

We are a university wide resource which supports and promotes best practice in data management.

Research Data Coordinator

Hi, my name is Dr. Aoife Coffey and I am the Research Data Coordinator for UCC. I provide advice and support for all aspects of data management, from FAIR DMPs for funding applications to long term data storage and preservation in the post project stage. For simple queries you can contact me at or for more complex questions you can make an appointment.

Research Data Management

There are many data related decisions to take before you even begin a project, even at the funding application stage. Here you will find help and advice on funder requirements and writing a data management plan (DMP). Putting a Data Management Plan into action may not be straightforward, it's also probable that you need to expand your original plan. We can help you develop and establish a DMP and identify what tools and services are available to support you here in UCC. Time, effort and money went into generating/collecting your research data. Now it's time to do it justice and put some time into preserving it for posterity. If you need help and advice on sharing and preserving your data contact the Research Data Service.  

Make an appointment

If you'd like to talk to us about any aspect of research data management, please click button below to make an appointment. If you are applying for funding data management plans should be submitted for review 5 working days in advance of the deadline.  If you have a data management plan for review please submit a copy when making an appointment. It will also help if you attach some information about your project and the type of data you will be collecting or have collected. 

What is Research Data?

Research data is diverse in format and can be collected using a wide variety of methodologies. In general, it can be described as information generated, collected or observed during a research project. It is evidence used to support research conclusions and will go on to form part of the scholarly record.

Who's who in data services at UCC?