A first deliverable to be delivered is a University of Leicester RDM leaflet. Sounds trivial when you write it. In reality it has been an interesting exercise as it has been produced by a small group including people from IT Services, Library, Academic Practice Unit and Research Support Office. What exactly to say in such a small document was a challenge. In the end we decided upon a question – “What would you do if you lost your research data tomorrow?” – and a challenge – to take a “research data health check”.
Visually we are pleased with the result – its not the easiest thing to make research data management an eye-catching thing. What we did was to define phases of the research cycle (like a number of the University RDM websites) and associate them with an image and a colour.
We are now starting to distribute the leaflets to researchers and research students and looking at how to measure impact.
The University of Leicester RDM leaflet can be found at www.le.ac.uk/researchdata.