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    Our role

    As a NERC Environmental Data Centre, we promote re-use of valuable data by providing support to NERC-funded researchers in the following:

    • data management planning
    • facilitating deposit of data of long-term value to an appropriate data centre
    • long-term management and access to datasets

    Support from the EIDC

    The EIDC has a dedicated team of liaison staff who provide support. Contact us for further information.

    If you are receiving a NERC grant:

    If you are a NERC-funded researcher and wish to develop a data management plan with our support please Contact us with 'NERC DMP' as the subject. It would be helpful to include the NERC grant reference and whether your grant is part of a Research Programme. We will contact you to arrange next steps.

    • Each grant will need to produce a Data Management Plan within 3 months of starting to include:
      • a named data manager for the project
      • an outline of approach to data use and management
      • identification of datasets of long-term value that will be generated
    • Beyond 3 months, DMPs will need to be regularly updated to show more detail of scheduled activities, including documentation. EIDC will identify a schedule of when data will be deposited to EIDC and any activities that researchers will need to undertake e.g. specific documentation of datasets. These activities should be added to your overall plan.

    If your NERC grant is completed:

    If you have already completed your NERC-funded research and wish to deposit data please Contact us with 'NERC data deposit' as the subject. It would be helpful to include the NERC grant reference and whether your grant is part of a Research Programme. We will contact you to arrange next steps.

    Other information

    FAQs

    Data Management Plans

    Citing Data Digital Object Identifiers can be issued for datasets deposited with the EIDC

    Data Catalogue - descriptions and access to datasets held by the EIDC.