Make your data count

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.

Please feel free to make use of these materials, or to adapt them to suit your own purposes.

If you would like a member of the Research Data Oxford team to contribute to an induction session or other event, please email us on

Why cover research data management at induction sessions?

Adopting good strategies from the start of a project reduces the risk of problems further down the line, saving valuable time and reducing frustration.

However, in the busyness of beginning a research project, it’s easy for things to get overlooked or side-lined. It can therefore be helpful to have the important issues flagged up.

Introductory slideshows

Taking care of research data - screenshot of slideThese brief presentations mention some key data management issues, and point towards Research Data Oxford as a source of help and guidance.

  • Taking care of your research data
    • PowerPoint presentation (two slides; requires Oxford SSO)
      NB: uses animations to gradually reveal the content: view in slideshow mode to see everything.
    • Video (approx. 1 minute) | Microsoft Stream (requires Oxford SSO) | YouTube

We are also happy to 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. The text is also suitable for inclusion in handbooks or other print resources.

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


Postcards publicising the Research Data Oxford website are also available, along with a flyer about the University’s data repository, ORA-Data.

Please email to request copies.

We aim to update these resources annually. The most recent revisions were made in September 2022.