Research Data Management

Research Data Services

The UWC Research Data Services provides guidance and support for all aspects of the data life-cycle, from planning your data management during the proposal phase through preserving your data at the conclusion of the research project

Useful Tools

Useful tools to address research data management challenges:

An online tool for the creation of data management plans (DMPs). Includes DMP templates for many funders.

Zenodo- UWC Research Data Repository

A searchable list of data repositories to locate an appropriate place to archive research data.

A database of metadata schema; browse by discipline, results include related tools for capturing or creating metadata.

Funding Requirements

To promote open access to research data, many funding agencies require research data produced as a funded project to be made publicly available. Many funding agencies have stipulated requirements for data sharing and a formal data management plan.

Closer to home, the National Research Foundation (NRF) issued its own statement. See the full statement link below;

Full Statement on Open Access to Research Publications from the National Research Foundation (NRF)-Funded Research

The following is a selection of the core funding agencies for the potential researcher to consider:


RDM services @ UWC Library

  • Advisory services
  • Consultation sessions relating to the following areas:
  • Creation of data management plans
  • Management of research data during the research process
  • Management of research data after the conclusion of the research process
  • Data sharing and dissemination methods
  • Appropriate mediums for sharing and disseminating research data

Contact Us

Mark Snyders

Manager Scholarly Communication

e-mail: library-research@uwc.ac.za

Tel: +27 959 2938