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Research Data and Curation Manager

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Royal Holloway, University of London
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Applications are invited for the post of Research Data and Curation Manager in the Library Services Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The post of Research Data and Curation Manager will lead on advocacy and support to achieve the long term preservation and discovery of research data.  Working as part of a Library based Research Support team and a cross departmental Research Data Management team, this interesting role will lead on embedding research data management activities, have an opportunity to lead on challenging new work areas, helping to build innovative support and services.

A key element of the role will be working with academics and researchers to adopt excellent research data planning and management into the institution’s culture and workflows, with the particular aim of ensuring the effective long-term preservation of research data.  You will work in close collaboration with Research and Enterprise and IT to provide strategic advice and guidance on Funders’ Policies relating to research data and how to achieve compliance, and also producing appropriate feedback and reports. 

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in data curation and preservation and a good understanding of research data and the best practices of research data management. You will have experience of providing strong user-focused services, ideally within an academic institution. You should also have knowledge of scholarly communication, repositories and the UK research agenda.



  • Postgraduate qualification in information management, librarianship, archives, or HE administration and/or relevant work experience at a senior level in the HE sector and/or in an information service.
  • Knowledge of research data management and the research data life cycle
  • Knowledge of digital preservation
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to give presentations and write formal reports for different stakeholders
  • Ability to present complex information in a concise and understandable manner to a variety of different user groups
  • Knowledge of funders policies and requirements concerning research data management
  • Knowledge of relevant copyright and licensing legislation
  • Knowledge of relevant metadata standards
  • An understanding of the technology and formats associated with research data and its preservation, including a familiarity with repository software and its use
  • Excellent IT and information handling skills
  • Customer focussed, with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and students at all levels within the University and with external stakeholders
  • Customer focussed, with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and students at all levels within the University and with external stakeholders



  • Involvement in successful project management and delivery
  • Knowledge of open access and scholarly communication initiatives in HE
  • Experience of effective line management or supervision
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£34,137 to £40,317 per annum - including London Allowance
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