Where to Find Help

There are various sources of support and guidance within the Bodleian Libraries for readers working with research data. This may be useful for research work when it is in its earliest stages, during the data collection and analysis phase or when it is nearing completion.

Help ranges from orientations to the numerous resources available within the library, advice on developing research questions, one to one consultations, specialist training, advice on data management and assistance in completing project proposals.

Data Librarian

Do you need specialised advice on working with research data or finding research databases? If so, contact the Data Librarian to arrange a consultation. Advice on data management and preservation is also available.

Institutional signature

Contact the Data Librarian if a data supplier such as Eurostat or the UK Data Service is requesting an institutional signature as part of an application.

Subject librarians

The Bodleian Library has a network of specialist subject librarians who are happy to discuss your research in one to one consultations or via email. They can be especially helpful in developing research ideas and suggesting useful databases or related resources.

Online library guides

Subjects have an online LibGuide which highlight subject orientated resources and advice pages. These include data as well as other information resources such as journal articles and grey literature.

Research Data Oxford

Issues relating to the organisation, management and preservation of data are covered in depth on the main university website dealing with research data management: Research Data Oxford.

IT Services

Data services help to secure and make best use of researchers' data by facilitating data sharing and backup.

Requests for advice to do with any aspect of data management may also be directed there and are dealt with by representatives from the Bodleian Libraries, IT Services and Research Services.

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