Utrecht University pursues integrity, sustainability and transparency in dealing with research data. Research Data Management Support offers the associated training, tools, guidance and support.

Research Data Management Support

RDM Support consists of a multidisciplinary network of Utrecht University data experts, with expertise on general RDM issues, IT solutions, information security, privacy, legal and ethical issues in the context of research data management. RDM Support is coordinated by Utrecht University Library and Information & Technology Services. The goals of our services and support are:

  • Increase awareness on the merits of research data management;
  • Making your research data management easier and more efficient;
  • Making Utrecht University research more visible; 
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary research; 
  • Increasing the trustworthiness of science;  
  • Making science as open as possible

 We support researchers with a one-stop shop for Utrecht University research data management services, tips, tools, training, workshops and solutions.

Research Data Management Support

Research data management as part of Open Science

The University wishes to be a trailblazer in the field of open science, with optimum interaction between science and society. This is how it is formulated in the Strategic Plan 2025. One of the lines of action concerning open science is this:

  • Every student and scientist will work according to the principles of open science in terms of open access, FAIR Data and Software, public engagement and ‘Recognition and Appreciation’. Students and employees will also conduct themselves as professionals in their dealings with civil society actors. To that end, we will provide optimum support to students and employees.

RDM Support is dedicated to providing and developing the support, tools and infrastructure that Utrecht University students and researchers need to practice open science.