Information for researchers about research data management, publishing, open access, training and support.


Information resources

There are many ways to discover and access scholarly works, both through the University’s subscribed content and through open access resources. 

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Systematic reviews

Guidance and resources to help with writing systematic and literature reviews.

Read about systematic reviews

Data management planning

A data management plan describes the data you will collect during your research and how it will be managed, both during and after the project.

Learn more about data management planning

Copyright advice

As a researcher, you will frequently make use of third party copyright material. You will also produce intellectual creations of your own. This webpage deals with these issues.

Get copyright advice

Citation management

This guide gives an introduction to bibliometrics and altmetrics and how you can use them to track attention received by published research outputs.

Learn more about citations


Open Research

Read our policy support for Open Research and find practical support.

Learn about Open Research

Text and data mining

Text and data mining (TDM) is the process of extracting information from existing files, usually using computational methods.

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Data visualisation

Building community around data visualisation at the University of Sheffield.

Visit the data visualisation hub


The SafePod at The University of Sheffield is a safe setting allowing researchers to access sensitive datasets.

Find out more about the SafePod.

Cultural and Heritage collections

Visit the Cultural and Heritage collections, where we collect, preserve and provide access to our extraordinary collections.

Go to the Cultural and Heritage collections


Scholarly publishing

Guidance on finding, accessing and producing your own scholarly publications.

Learn about scholarly publishing

Open FAIR data

When sharing research data there are a few simple steps you can take to make it discoverable and accessible. This will help potential collaborators to find your work and you to reuse your data in the future.

Find more about sharing research data

White Rose University Press

If you’re an early career researcher looking to publish your own book or start up your own journal explore the options offered by  White Rose University Press.

Visit White Rose University Press

Copyright and licensing

Guidance designed to support our staff and students in making appropriate decisions with regard to copyrighted material, both their own and that of others.  

Learn more about copyright