Research IT

New Research Database Service Launched

A new service for researchers has been launched! The Research Database Service provides professionally managed databases for unrestricted data.

The Research Lifecycle Databases for Research project has come to fruition after it's initial scoping exercise in 2019-2020. The service provides professionally managed databases for unrestricted data and researchers can now request this service via the IT Support Portal.

Researchers should begin thinking about database requirements at the pre-award stage of their research lifecycle as the cost of the service needs to be factored into your grant applications. This way conversations can be had with us about the specific requirements and we can provide estimates of time and cost.

If you think you may have database requirements, or if you’re not sure what those requirements are, please get in touch for a discussion with a member of our team.

There are many additional benefits of using this new service including:

  • We will also provide support and expertise, making it easier to demonstrate compliance with University / funder regulations and helping to remove data security uncertainties that come with using external service
  • There will also be a reduced risk of losing access to data and less effort required to maintain the database, reducing researchers’ workloads
  • We will work with you to develop a service agreement. This will help to clearly see the service you are getting and cost your database thoroughly. The service agreement will also help you to think about what happens to your data at the end of a project, to enable good data management practice

If you would like to request this service, please log into the IT Support portal. You can then complete the ticket as requested and a member of our team will be in touch.