Research Data Management - What you need to know

Friday 8 November 2013 10.00 to 12.30

If you would like to book a place please contact Fiona Egglestone

For more information on Falmouth University’s contribution to the VADS4R project, please contact Caroline Cash


The Visual Arts Data Research Skills for Researchers (VADS4R) project is developing a research data management (RDM) training programme tailored to the needs of early careers researchers and postgraduate students in the visual arts.

The project is led by the Centre for Digital Scholarship (formerly known as VADS), a Research Centre of the Library at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). This collaborative venture is working in partnership with Falmouth University and Glasgow School of Art to develop, deliver, and evaluate an RDM training programme across each of the three specialist arts institutions.

VADS4R will run from February 2013 to July 2014 and is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Skills Development Award.

Further information on the workshop:

Ann Spalding and Amy Robinson from the University for the Creative Arts will facilitate the workshop.  This session will introduce the essentials of good research data management.  The effective management of research data valorises artistic research endeavour and supports researchers by saving them time and effort and mitigates the risk of having to re-do research from scratch due to data loss or inaccessible data. Many funders require Data Management Plans as part of the application process, as well as the sharing of research data and its maintenance in the longer term, and research data management skills also form part of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework.

It will be facilitated by the AHRC-funded Visual Arts Data Skills for Researchers (VADS4R) project (2013-14) team, who are developing a workshop programme in Research Data Management across UCA, Falmouth University, and the Glasgow School of Art, aimed at postgraduate students and early careers researchers in the creative arts.

The government is dedicated to ensuring all research students are aware of data management protocols and as such all students will benefit from this rare and interesting initiative to get ahead of the game.  It offers much for everyone and a new perspective in preparing for life after research at University and upping the quality of your research organisation.

This session will be highly interactive and participants will explore the nature of research data in the creative arts, its importance, and the basic principles and reasons for data curation and preservation. 

Accessibility and getting to AIR

Penryn Campus Plan