Welcome to the Research Data Management project at the Centre for Digital Music!

This site provides blogs for Research Data Managements projects at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London. At present, blogs related to two projects are available:

Sustainable Management of Digital Music Research Data (SMDMRD)

SMDMRD was a pilot data-management project run that ran from 1 October 2011 to 31 May 2012.

The project was funded by the JISC Programme - Research management: Managing Research Data 2011-13.


The immediate objectives of the project were:

  1. to develop an ongoing management plan for data produced during research at C4DM;
  2. to implement a system for storing and managing such data;
  3. to audit, catalogue, and manage existing data from C4DM using this system.

In addition to producing a working data management system and plan, a wider objective was to perform a pilot project toward producing a set of data management methods and recommendations which may be applicable to other research groups within the audio and music research fields in the UK. To this end, any lessons learned and systems developed during this work were disseminated through this blog and the SoundSoftware.ac.uk sustainability project also managed at C4DM.

Sound Data Management Training (SoDaMaT)

Sound Data Management Training (SoDaMaT) is an eight-month project to create and evaluate discipline-specific data management training material for digital music and audio research. The materials will be targeted to: postgraduate research students (MSc and PhD); research staff (postdoctoral researchers, CIs, PIs); and academic staff. The project is to run from June 2012 to January 2013, in collaboration with the QMUL Learning Institute.