Research Data Support for Wellcome researchers

All Wellcome-funded researchers can receive enhanced support from an expert research data editor, as part of the Research Data Support pilot.


If you are a researcher who receives Wellcome funding, you can access support from one of our experienced research data editors at no cost to you. Our research data editors will assess your scientific manuscript or publication and ensure the associated data is findable, accessible and reusable. We will also provide expert research data curation on data files you submit, saving you time and money organising your research data.

How can I use Research Data Support?

You can submit a manuscript for assessment, a dataset for curation, or both. One of our expert research data editors will then help you deposit your data in the most suitable location, create a detailed metadata record and a data availability statement, as well as offering advice on best practice. To start the process, register your interest in Research Data Support using the form below.

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Benefits of using Research Data Support

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Get expert one-to-one advice and support from an experienced research data editor

Our experienced research data editors can assess your manuscript and data to ensure the two are properly linked, and that your research datasets are findable and accessible

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Increase your citations by up to 25% on average*

The citation benefit of linking to supporting data in a research article differs according to discipline, but on average it as associated with a 25% increase in citations, and in some disciplines this is as high as 50%**

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Meet the data sharing requirements of your institution 

and funder more easily

The Wellcome Trust supports researchers in making research data as widely available as possible with as few restrictions as possible. All Wellcome funded researchers can benefit from our Research Data Support service at no individual cost

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Advance a culture of open and reproducible science

The outcomes of our Research Data Support service contribute to a culture of open and reproducible science, benefitting future scientists and society as a whole

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* Colavizza et al. (2019)

** Dorch et al (2015)