Data management

Nottingham Trent University considers the effective management of data throughout a research project's lifecycle essential if return on research investment is to be realised. We are committed to managing research data to the highest standards throughout its lifecycle.

"Well organised, well documented, preserved and shared data are invaluable to advance inquiry and to increase opportunities for learning and innovation." UK Data Archive

We acknowledge the support of our research funders and will ensure compliance with their expectations around data management recognising that managing, preserving and making data discoverable is a key component of good research practice and supports a culture of research excellence. To this end we support our researchers through policy, data management infrastructure and support and guidance.


We have published the NTU Research Data Management Policy PDF icon  which outlines our approach to research data management and sets out the requirements for those completing research within the University, with particular reference to:

  • data management planning
  • managing active data
  • archiving and preserving research data
  • access to research data
  • data citation.

Platforms and Tools

We provide platforms and tools to support data management including solutions for the management of active data and the preservation and discoverability of data-sets produced by NTU's research community. Data-sets may be discovered using NTU's institutional repository, IRep.

Support and Guidance 

We offer our researchers support and guidance around:

  • data management planning
  • managing active data
  • the preservation and discoverability of data.

Support is provided by the Library Research Team with assistance from Information Systems, the Research Office and Legal Services.