The University of Leeds is among the top ten research universities in the UK. It has some 3,000 researchers, including postgraduates, and an annual research income of more than £90.7m. The variety of research activity extends across all faculties and departments, often crossing traditional subject boundaries, with interdisciplinary research promoted through research centres and institutes.
University of Leeds has recognised the importance of research data management (RDM) for some time and Leeds was a case study site for UKRDS feasibility study (2008). The University has a Research Data Management Steering Group, chaired by the University's PVC for Research and Innovation. One key driver in the formation of the Steering Group was the EPSRC's Policy Framework on Research Data in May 2011 which lays out EPSRC's data management expectations and gives a timescale by which they should be met.
The RoaDMaP project will build on previous work at the University and play an important part in informing the University's approach to RDM.