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Data Champions resources

Below are some of the resources created by Engineering Data Champions to promote good research data management in the Department. 

Engineering Data Champions

Data Champions are local experts on research data management and sharing who can provide assistance and support within their departments. The Data Champions can answer discipline-specific questions and are happy to speak at meetings, deliver training and provide information about research data. 

Contact us at

The Engineering Data Champions are: 

Didem Gurder Broo

Research Associate, Centre for Digital Built Britain

Areas of expertise: Data visualisations, Visual analytics, Digital twins

Karla Cervantes-Barron

Research Student, Energy Group

Areas of expertise: Data visualisation, Data analysis

Ryan Cronin

Assistant Librarian (Research)

Areas of expertise: Data Management Plans; RDM training; Open Access

Marco Perez Hernandez

Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)

Areas of expertise: File sharing systems; Big Data; Repositories; Code sharing

Ravi Sikhwal

Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)

Areas of expertise: Data analysis, Data visualisations

Charlotte Smith

Research Support Librarian

Areas of expertise: RDM training; Data Management Plans; Open Access

Austin Tripp

Research Student, Machine Learning Group

Areas of expertise: Version control, High-performance computing, Data analysis, Data modelling, Linux

Pratheeba Vimalnath

Research Associate, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)

Areas of expertise: Intellectual Property (IP) management; Open IP approaches; Technology management; RDM training

The Engineering Data Champions are working together on various projects, including compiling information and resources on data management available around the University, and raising awareness of data management by offering training and organising events, workshops and competitions.

Currently we are running the Research Data Management in Engineering Creative Image Competition, which is open for entries until October - the winning entry will receive a £70 book voucher, with a £40 voucher for the runner up. For full details, see the competition webpage.

We would really like to find out if there are any gaps in knowledge in the Department regarding any aspect of data management which we can help with in any way. Please let us know by emailing, or contacting one of the Data Champions above directly. 

For information about the Data Champions programme across the University, or to become a Data Champion yourself, please see the Data Champions website

Research Data Management Links 

General data management information
University of Cambridge data policy
Data storage, repositories and sharing:  
UIS data storage options
Storage facilities
Data repositories

Sharing and Open Access
Ethics and legal compliance:  
Department of Engineering ethical review guidance:

Departmental consent form template
Guide to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Creating Data Management Plans:  
DMP Online
Other useful external links:  
UK Data Services
Information Commissioner's Office