Data managers and consultants

The data managers and data consultants of RDM Support are located in the University Library. We can help you with all aspects of research data management, FAIR data and other data-related open science practices.

Our services include (but are not limited to): 

  • Data management planning (DMP) 

  • Storage and preservation 

  • Data publication and FAIR data 

  • Metadata and data documentation 

  • Data policies and regulations 

  • Information security, legal and ethical aspects of data management 

  • Reproducible working, coding and manuscript writing 

  • Choosing the right IT solutions 

  • Creating a data management workflow 

If needed, we can also connect you to other data experts at Utrecht University. 

How we work 

We provide support in various formats: 

  • Consultancy (free of charge): consultancy work consists mostly of answering one-off questions, reviewing Data Management Plans, reviewing to-be-published datasets, help choosing a suitable data repository, referring you to other data experts within the university, etc. This can be on any RDM-related topic! 
  • Workshops (free of charge): we regularly offer workshops for all researchers and students at Utrecht University, and are also open to requests for tailored workshops. Head over to the Workshops page for more information. 
  • In-depth project work (sometimes free of charge): if you require more in-depth support, we want to help you where we can and where this is in line with our mission and skills. Depending on your requirements, we will either arrange someone from our team to help you, ask you to temporarily “hire ”one of us on your project, or refer you to other (data) experts. Please contact us to ask for the possibilities for your project. 

Meet the team

Contact us 

Talk to us directly during the Walk-In Hours on research data and software in the University Library (USP). You can also contact us via