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Research Lifecycle Project: Updates and opportunities

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Coming soon: REDCap survey tool 

In July REDCap, a survey tool established in the research community, will become the second survey tool to be approved and supplied by IT Services.

REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases and it is specifically geared to support online and offline data capture for research studies and operations. The University of Manchester Information Governance Office approves the use of REDCap for research data.

Research Data Management (Project U) engagement opportunities 

Project U are looking for people get involved in two pieces of work:

Figshare implementation

We would like to involve researchers from across the University with the implementation of Figshare to ensure your needs are reflected. If you would like to be involved, or if you just want to know more about Figshare, please contact the Library RDM team at

Socially responsible RDM

Drawing on the University’s strategy for research data management (RDM), one of Project U’s work streams focuses on approaches to Socially Responsible RDM. This examines how aspects of social responsibility can be applied to data generation, analysis, publishing and reuse throughout the research lifecycle.

Within Project U, planning is currently taking place for an audit and report on the environmental footprint of a typical scientific research facility, with a focus on RDM. We want to engage with colleagues across the University who are involved existing initiatives and groups that lead on social responsibility, and those interested in this area. If you’d like to get involved or find out more, please contact