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Research Data Service Training, Advice and Contacts: Support and Contacts

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How we can support you

We offer support to all researchers and doctoral students:

  • we provide a range of Research Data Management online training courses for research staff and doctoral students
  • we provide a Data Management Plan review service for grant applicants, but no longer have capacity to review plans for doctoral students or internal ethics applications
  • we provide an advisory service for staff and doctoral students on all aspects of research data management
  • we operate the University's Research Data Archive
  • we maintain the University's Research Data Policy

We have an online GW4 Research Data Management Triage Tool that you can use interactively to find out answers to frequently asked questions. You will need a University of Bath login to access the tool. 

We also have a Research Data Management Adventure game, which is a self-paced text adventure to help you learn how to better manage your data throughout a research project.

Research Data Service Team

You can submit a query to the Research Data Service (requires University of Bath login). Further contact details for the team members are available on the Library Research Services webpages

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Dr Catherine PinkSenior Data Librarian. 

Cathy manages the Library's Research Data Service and provides support on data management planning, funder and University data policies, and ethical issues around the management of sensitive data. She has a BSc(Hons) in Biology and a PhD in Evolutionary Genetics from the University of Bath. She has also worked in commercial bioscience research in plant pathology. After her PhD she joined UKOLN where she co-ordinated the Jisc-funded Research360 project, which established a pilot infrastructure to support the management of research data at the University of Bath. 

Telephone: 01225 384791


Alex BallResearch Data Librarian (Systems)

Alex joined the Research Data Service in 2015 and is responsible for the development and management of the University of Bath Research Data Archive. His background is in health, defence and public libraries, and he has an interest in information retrieval and resource sharing. Having worked at UKOLN on several research projects related to digital information management he joined Digital Curation Centre in 2009 where he worked on developing tools and services such as the Data Asset Framework, the Research Data Alliance Metadata Standards Directory, and the UK Research Data Discovery Service. Alex is an internationally recognised expert on licensing data. Alex has BA(Hons) in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford and an MScEcon in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. 


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Kate Ehrig-Page, Research Data Librarian

Kate joined the Research Data Services team in 2021 as a Research Data Librarian and is responsible for developing aspects of the Research Data Management (RDM) service around guidance, training and awareness support. Kate started her information management career working in archives and museums and then moved into working in academia with her last position being at the University of Nebraska at Omaha as the Institutional Repository Coordinator. Kate has a BA(Hons) American Studies from the University of Hull and an MA Archives and Records Management from University College Dublin.