Australian National Data Service (ANDS)

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is a partnership led by Monash University, working in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It is funded by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Since being formally established in 2008, ANDS has supported numerous research data projects around Australia. It has also been playing an important role in the international research data community.  ANDS helps to build the “Australian Research Data Commons” a cohesive collection of research data resources from all Australian research institutions, to make better use of Australia’s research data outputs.  The website includes a useful overview grid of RDM activity and policy work across Australian universities.

Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER)

LIBER is Europe’s largest network of research libraries with over 400 members. As part of its work to connect and represent research libraries in Europe, LIBER initiates and participates in strategic and innovative European projects such as LEARN.

Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

COAR is a young association which unites organisations from across the world. Its core mission is to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories.

CORE (COnnecting REpositories)

The mission of CORE is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.

Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across the UK’s higher education research community.

The Digital Curation Centre provides expert advice and practical help to anyone in UK higher education and research wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data.

Digital Science (operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group)

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. It aims to provide software that makes the research process simpler and more efficient. Its products include Figshare and Sympletic Elements.

European Open Science Cloud Report

First report from the High Level Expert Group. On 11 October 2016, the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC) published their first report : Realising the European Open Science Cloud: first report and recommendations .


An EU-funded two year project aiming to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE in their daily workflow, thus supporting researchers optimizing their research visibility and impact, the adoption of EU open access policies in line with the EU objectives on Responsible Research & Innovation.


Jisc is the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. It champions the importance and potential of digital technologies for UK education and research; and does three main things: 1) operates shared digital infrastructure and services, 2) negotiates sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers, and 3) provides trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers. Click here to access directly Jisc’s RDM dedicated webpages. See also Jisc’s Research Data Shared Service , a UK pilot service which will enable researchers to easily deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long term archiving and preservation. The aim is that researchers will be able to provide sustainable access to research data so it can be re-used.

Jorum – UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for higher and further education

Jisc funded initiative. Jorum is the UK’s largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for higher and further education.

MANTRA – free online course for those who manage digital data as part of their research project

MANTRA is a free, online non-assessed course with guidelines to help researchers understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data they collect throughout their research.

OpenAIRE2020 Project

Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe. OpenAIRE aims to establish an open and sustainable scholarly communication infrastructure responsible for the overall management, analysis, manipulation, provision, monitoring and cross-linking of all research outcomes (publications, related datasets, software and services) across existing, planned and future repositories. Promote the discoverability and reuse of data-driven research results, across scientific disciplines and thematic domains.

Research Councils UK

The RCUK’s mission is to optimise the ways that Research Councils work together to deliver their goals, to enhance the overall performance and impact of UK research, training and knowledge transfer and to be recognised by academia, business and government for excellence in research sponsorship.

Research Data Alliance

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international member-based organisation focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities to reduce the social and technical barriers to data sharing and re-use and to promote the acceleration of data driven innovation and discovery worldwide. The RDA was launched as a community-driven organization in 2013 by the European Commission, the United States National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation.

Research Data Alliance (Europe)

RDA Europe, the European plug-in to RDA (see above), is mandated to ensure that European political, research, industrial and digital infrastructure stakeholders are aware of, engaged with and actively involved in the global RDA activities.

Research Data Management: A Webliography (University of Sheffield)

Research Data Management: Self-Education for Librarians: A Webliography (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Research Information Network

The Research Information Network is a policy unit funded by the UK higher education funding councils, the seven research councils and the three national libraries. RIN aims to enhance and broaden understanding of how researchers in the UK create and use information resources and services of all kinds and to support the development of effective policies and practices for researchers, institutions, funders, information professionals and everyone who is involved in the information landscape.

Research Libraries UK

Research Libraries UK (RLUK) represents 34 of the leading and most significant research libraries in the UK and Ireland. RLUK aims to optimise the contribution that research libraries and collections make to the economic, technological and cultural success of the UK and Ireland.

UK Data Archive (UK’s largest collection of digital research data in the social sciences and humanities)

The UK Data Archive is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.

University of Hertfordshire – Research Data Management (RDM) – A data legacy for future research

The information provided on these pages is the result of the Service Oriented Toolkit for Research Data Management project which ran from October 2011 to June 2013 at the University of Hertfordshire. The project was jointly funded by the University of Hertfordshire and the JISC Managing Research Data Programme.

Any suggestions for further additions to this webliography should be sent to info@learn-rdm.eu