Induction resources

The resources below give a brief introduction to research data management. They are designed for use in induction sessions for graduate students and new researchers – or anywhere that a quick overview of the topic is needed.

You are welcome to make use of these materials as they are, or to adapt them to suit your own purposes. Members of the Research Data Oxford team are also happy to present at events - please email us on

Introductory slideshows

These brief slideshows are designed to cover just the essentials of research data management.

Taking care of your research data

Note that this PowerPoint uses animations to reveal the content gradually: view in slideshow mode to see everything.

Research Data Oxford website

We can also provide custom presentations or training events covering the subject in more detail – please email to discuss your requirements.


This fact-sheet provides a brief introduction to research data management, designed to be printed as a double-sided A4 hand-out. You are also welcome to adapt the text for inclusion in handbooks or other print resources.

For electronic distribution or display on the web, you may prefer this PDF version, with embedded clickable links instead of visible URLs.


rdo postcard back

Postcards publicising the Research Data Oxford website are also available.

Please email to request copies.

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