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National resources: United Kingdom


This page provides an overview of the data management resources in the UK. The target audience is the scientific community in the life sciences and collaborators.

Funder policies, guidelines and data management plan (DMP) templates

National policies and recommendations for research data

  • UK Data Protection Act (2018) is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • The Five Safes framework enabling data services to provide safe research access to data
  • Goldacre Review into how the efficient and safe use of health data for research and analysis can benefit patients and the healthcare sector
  • Building Trusted Research Environments; the paper covers principles, approaches and guidelines for data sharing and linkage practice within TREs, as well as examples of best practices.

Domain-specific data infrastructures

Tools and resources

Tailored to users in United Kingdom

Developed and/or deployed by institutions and organisations in United Kingdom.

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Resource Description Related pages Registry

DMPonline is a web-based tool that supports researchers to develop data management and sharing plans. It contains the latest funder templates and best practice guidelines to support users to create good quality DMPs.

Data Steward Researcher Data management plan
CyVerse UK

The CyVerse Data Store is a cloud-based storage space, accessible via the CyVerse Discovery Environment (DE), a virtual bioinformatics lab workbench, and developer APIs such as the AGAVE API. In the DE, users can share datasets and tools to analyse data with as many or as few people as they wish.

Data Steward Researcher Documentation and meta...
Jisc Research data management toolkit

Guidance on the research data lifecycle that signposts resources from a wide range of organisations and websites.

Data Steward Researcher Documentation and meta...

Linked data schemas for the fields of agriculture, food, agri-business, plant biology.

Data Steward Researcher Documentation and meta...

InterMine integrates heterogenous data sources, making it easy to query and analyse data.

Data Steward Researcher Documentation and meta...

United Kingdom contributes to

Institutions and organisations in United Kingdom are actively involved in the development of the following tools and resources.

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WorkflowHub is a registry for describing, sharing and publishing scientific computational workflows.

Galaxy Data analysis Data provenance Tool info Standards/Databases Training

A data Management Platform for organising, sharing and publishing research datasets, models, protocols, samples, publications and other research outcomes.

NeLS Plant Phenomics Microbial biotechnology Plant sciences Documentation and meta... Data storage Tool info

Portal for scientists to broker more easily rich metadata alongside data to public repos.

Plant Phenomics Plant sciences Documentation and meta... Tool info Standards/Databases