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Engineering: Managing your data

Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

ManagingImage: Close up photo of a computer chip Information and Data

There is an increased emphasis on managing and sharing data produced in research. Many of the research funders supporting work at the University of Cambridge require that research data are openly available with as few restrictions as possible.

Research data management is a complex issue, but done correctly from the start, could save you a lot of time and hassle at the end of the project; when preparing your data for a publication or writing up your thesis. Research data takes many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.

The University Research Data Management website guides researchers through the various aspects of planning, creating, organising, managing and sharing your data, from the start of your project to publication and beyond.

Visit data.cam.ac.uk for more information, or see the Managing Data Libguide.

Training and Support

The Engineering Library team offer training and one-to-one sessions on managing information and data, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

The Department also has several Data Champions, local experts on research data management and sharing who can provide advice and support. You can find out more about the University Data Champions programme on their website, or see the Data Champions page on our Library website.

You can watch a short webinar introducing the basic principles of data management here: