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Research Data Service: Training and Support

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

Research Data Service

We are a university wide service which supports and promotes best practice in data management. The support we provide help staff and students effectively manage their research outputs before, during and after a projects. Through UCC Library we offer a range of regularly scheduled training programs and workshops or we can provide tailored workshops for research groups. We also provide one to one support and consultation services to individual researcher and research groups. Browse this page for more details or contact us.


Research Data Management and the FAIR Principles are embedded in several training programs and modules throughout the University including the Research Support Service Training Program, the HR Research 'Researcher Training Online' and the post-graduate module PG6015 An Introduction to Research Integrity, Ethics and Open Science.

Research Essentials Workshops

UCC Library hosts regular in-person 2-3 hour informal but informative workshops that focus on a range of data-related topics including 'Being FAIR with your data'; 'Research Data Management'; 'Metadata for Researchers'; 'Searching Techniques for Systematic Reviews'; and Carpentries-based lessons on OpenRefine and Tidy Data.

For up to date dates and information on the next upcoming workshops, check the UCC Library Calendar.

Canvas Modules 

Self-guided Canvas modules are available on the Research Essentials Canvas Page (open to self enrollment). These modules give an overview and practical steps on how to implement the FAIR Principles and a Research Data Management Plan. 

If you would like to embed Research Data Management, Open Data or the FAIR principles in your course or module dedicated Canvas content is available as are online workshops and lectures to support this content. To avail of this please contact us at the Research Data Service to discuss. 

Tailored Training for Research Groups

Tailored group training and workshops can be arranged for research groups and units. Topics covered might include Research Data Management Plans, Data Sharing and FAIR in your Disciplines, or Open Data, What's in it for me? For more information or to book group training please contact the Research Data Service.

Digital Badge in the Responsible Conduct of Research

The UCC Digital Badge in the Responsible Conduct of Research is offered to researchers who complete a tailored, blended learning course on responsible, reproducible researchThe digital badge aims enhance Research Integrity awareness among the research community in UCC by promoting frank discussions about responsible research. Transparent data practices are a key skill of RI and participants will also learn about the FAIR principlesgood data management practices and reproducibility. The badge is available to researchers at all levels and career stages from PhD to PI. For more information please contact the Research Data Coordinator. 



Applying for funding?

The Research Data Services can review Data Management Plans for funding applications. This can be done remotely via email or you can make an appointment through this website, just use the button below.  For the best outcome we would request that you send us any DMP for review 5 working days in advance of a funding deadline along with some information about your project, the type of data being collected, expected outputs and who the funding body is. For more information or to request a review contact the Research Data Service or book an appointment now.

Managing your research data

Implementing and establishing a DMP is new to many and not always straightforward. Many funding bodies now require a DMP as a deliverable from a funded research project. The Research Data Service can help and support this. We provide advice on all aspects of data management, throughout the lifecycle of dataset from active data management to post-project storage and long-term preservation. We can help you choose the right storage platform for active data, develop data related SOPs and share your data post-project. For more information contact the Research Data Service or book an appointment now.

FAIR Principles and Data Sharing 

Data sharing or making data FAIR is a new requirement for many researchers, it can come from your funding body or the journal you wish to publish in. The Research Data Service can help with practical advice on how to develop your metadata, get a DOI for your data , place in a repository and ultimately FAIRify it. This will maximise its potential a citable and reusable output from your research project.  For more information contact the Research Data Service or book an appointment now.