Research and data management during the life of a project

This page is for Oxford Brookes University staff. Its purpose is to explain internal processes to staff members. It was moved into its current location on the website in Autumn 2022.

Page content is being revised to reflect the move to the new Research, Innovation and Enterprise Directorate.

Before you embark on a research project, please consider the following aspects of research data management:

OBU Research Data Management Policy - sets out the requirements to be fulfilled to meet both RCUK and the University.  

Funding Body's Data Management Policy - outlines the data management planning requirements that need to be included in the bid in order to be considered - link to a site with the appropriate information


Contract/Subcontract - 
Negotiations at the beginning of research submission will affect data sharing and the 'rules' centred around the data management - contact the Research and Business Development Office (RBDO) for Advice.

Please use the flowchart below for reference when you are compiling your bid.  It provides guidance on the key considerations for data management during the lifecycle of a research project and can be used to aid the creation of data management plans and the open access agenda  It includes links to more information where required.