Aims and Objectives

The Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities (Sudamih) Project aims to address a coherent range of requirements for the more effective management of data (broadly defined) within the Humanities at an institutional level. Whilst the project is fully embedded within the institutional context of Oxford University, the methodologies, outputs and outcomes will be of relevance to other research-led universities, especially but not only, in their support of research within the humanities.

  • Developing institutional services for data management, curation and long-term preservation for selected humanities research activities, but with a view to ensuring the deliverables can then be expanded to other activities within the humanities and beyond;
  • Addressing database support needs within the humanities, including support for specific data types but also sustainability and service costing models;
  • Understanding the training and support requirements for humanities researchers and developing a data management skills course and other support activities, in collaboration with the DCC but tailored to the requirements of the humanities;
  • Investigate the roles and responsibilities of service providers in Oxford for supporting humanities researchers with the management and curation of research data; develop a deeper understanding of research workflows and how they may interface with institutional services.