How can you improve your data management skills?

A range of training courses on research data management (RDM) in the form of half-day courses and seminars have been created to help you with research data management issues, and are now available for booking on the MyEd booking system:

  • Research Data Management Programme at the University of Edinburgh
  • Good practice in research data management
  • Creating a data management plan for your grant application
  • Handling data using SPSS (based on the MANTRA module)
  • Handling data with ArcGIS (based on the MANTRA module)

RDM trainingThese courses and seminars aim to equip researchers, postgraduate research students and research support staff with a grounded understanding in data management issues and data handling.

If you manage research data, provide support for research, or are interested in finding out more about efficient and effective ways of managing your research data these course will be for you.

For detailed information about these courses please go to:

We are also happy to arrange tailored sessions for researchers and research support staff in aspects of research data management from planning through to depositing.  Please contact us at if you would like to arrange a training session.

Cuna Ekmekcioglu
Senior Research Data Officer
Library & University Collections, IS


New RDM tools and services: awareness raising sessions

The University is investing in a new research driven research data management (RDM) service to cover all the Schools/Research Institutes and Centres in three Colleges. This will allow researchers to comply with funding councils’ requirements for the preservation and dissemination of research data, help them with grant application process, make their research visible and boost citations.

We have already begun talking to research staff in Schools and Research Institutes / Centres to explain these tools and services and how they can benefit from them.

The first School who invited us for a talk was the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. The talk was followed by a lively discussion with some helpful comments and suggestions from them.

We are looking forward to talking to research staff in all Schools and Research Institutes / Centres. If you would like us to introduce you to these new tools and services please get in touch with Cuna Ekmekcioglu at

Cuna Ekmekcioglu
Research Computing Support
Information Services