Managing Active Research Data

Resources to help researchers manage data from its point of creation, facilitating its productive use in the present, but also establishing the support structures necessary to ensure its future survival. 

Active Data Storage (4)
Flexible storage for evolving data.
Data Management Planning (2)
Help in meeting funder requirements for data management plans.
Metadata Annotation (1)
Persistent ID Assignment (4)
Creating unique identifiers for digital objects.
Workflow and Lab Notebook Management (8)
Digitising the traditional lab notebook and automating scientific workflows.

DMP Online is a flexible web-based tool to assist users to create personalised data management plans according to their context or research funder.


A service and infrastructure for computationally intensive learning analytics, and in particular for generating reports that mix static text with live data visualisations.


The DataCite Consortium provides a number of services to support efforts at increasing the ease and prevalence of data citation.


DataStage is a flexible data storage system that provides controlled access, secure backup, and the ability to transfer selected files to a more permanent archiving facility.


DataUp is a tool that assists researchers in reviewing, documenting, sharing and archiving their tabular data, especially Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.


DataVerse Network software allows organisations to host a storage and access system for research materials.


DMPTool is an online service to enable researchers to create data management plans now required by many funding agencies, and to receive tailored institutional guidance to help them in the process. The DMPTool provides data management plan templates for numerous U.S. funding agencies, giving step-by-step instruction and where possible alerting users to the services available at their own institutions.


EZID is a service provided by California Digital Library for creating and managing persistent, unique identifiers.


Figshare is an online, open access digital repository which enables users to upload and share research outputs of many different types, including qualitative datasets, media, presentations, posters, software code and figures. Figshare offers unlimited storage space for publicly-shared content, as well as 20GB of private storage per user.

i2b2 Hive

The i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) Hive is a set of microservices aimed at genomics researchers, providing the functionality needed to construct a research workflow.


iRODS software creates virtual collections, allowing the user to interact with their stored data without needing to keep track of, or even have ultimate control over, the storage and computing facilities hosting the information.


Kepler is a scientific workflow modelling and management system that enables users, regardless of programming experience, to set up data analysis pipelines.


LabTrove is a blogging platform specifically designed for use in a research environment.


myExperiment is an online social networking service aimed at scientific researchers; the site fosters collaboration by allowing members to share scientific workflows, experiment plans, and other digital objects.

PERICLES Extraction Tool

The PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET) captures information about the environment in which digital objects are created and modified, as an aid to recording provenance, contextual and preservation metadata.


RSpace is an electronic lab notebook (ELN) system, provided by Research Space. Its roots are in the eCAT electronic lab notebook, which was designed specifically for individual laboratories. RSpace’s functionalities go beyond this, from an ELN for solo researchers to a full, enterprise level offering for institutions.


Taverna is a management system designed to assemble, run, document and share scientific workflows.


WebCite is an on-demand web archiving service that takes snapshots of Internet-accessible digital objects at the behest of users, storing the data on their own servers and assigning unique identifiers to those instances of the material.