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Research Data Management at Birkbeck

In recent years there has been an increased emphasis and an increase in scrutiny in how researchers are managing their data.

To help our researchers at Birkbeck, we have recently adopted an RDM policy. This policy will help our support staff, and our researchers manage and publish their data. It will help us comply with the funder mandates, and maintain good research practices.

This site will help to give guidance to our staff on how best to comply with this new policy, and how the library can help researchers with managing their data.

See the menu on the left hand side for further support offered by the library, and guidance.



As part of our commitment to comply with funder policy relating to data, we have created a research data repository. The repository acts and feels very similar to BIROn, however the workflows and storage have been specifically designed to accommodate research data.

The Birkbeck Research Data repository (BiRD) is now live:



All members of Birkbeck College staff have access to the social network Yammer.

  • Visit to sign up.
  • Once you have signed up with your address, search for Research Data management in the box on the left, click on the group, and then join!
  • We’ll be able to discuss how we manage data, and share our stories there.


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