Because good research needs good data

RDMF19 - Costing data management

16 September 2019 |

Managing and sharing data effectively requires a significant investment from research communities and data service providers. Effort needs to be allocated to plan and execute data management activities such as creating data documentation and preparing data for deposit. Resources also need to be committed to ensure appropriate services are in place and required allocations are made.

Many research funders have clarified that costs associated with data management and sharing are eligible in grant proposals. Nonetheless, few projects routinely cost in support for fear of being uncompetitive. Several institutions have developed procedures to identify and address support requirements, and organisations such as LIBER, OpenAIRE and UKDA provide guidance on costing.

This thematic Research Data Management Forum will revisit some of the questions addressed in the DCC's 10th RDMF with research funders which took place in 2013. What has advanced in the intervening years and where is greater clarity and support still needed? Panels with research funders and institutions from across Europe will profile the state of the art. The community will also be invited to submit posters and demos to share wider best practice and an unconference session will allow delegates to advance ideas on the most challenging aspects.

Googledoc for event notes


Time Session
9:00 Registration and coffee

Funders presentations and panel

11:00 Coffee

Institutional presentations and panel

13:00 Networking lunch and poster/demo slots


Suggest ideas for discussion and vote for preferences!

Go to and use code 76 13 14

Editable schedule

Notes index

16:00 Plenary wrap up
16:30 Close


Costs and Registration

Registration costs £200 for the full day event and is now open.

A reduced rate deegate fee of £150 is available for the second delegate from one institution, or for attendees at the co-located DMPonline user group meeting taking place on 17th September.

Please register here.

As part of registration, you will be asked if you wish to bring a poster, demo or materials to share your activities on supporting RDM costs. If so, please provide as much detail as possible so we can accommodate requirements.

You are also invited to suggest unconference topics as part of registration or in the googledoc.