Business case

Ongoing investment is needed in order for RDM services to be sustainable. Making the case for RDM and developing persuasive business plans is crucial to achieve this.

Undertaking cost/benefits analysis using models such as the Keeping Research Data Safe methodology will strengthen your case.

The DCC can also help you to make the case for RDM by developing a costed business plan. We will draw on examples from institutions such as the University of Bristol which has succeeded in getting funding released for RDM to help you develop your plans. We are also in the process of writing a How to guide on developing business cases.