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Data last updated on 17 July 2020


The charts below indicate the distribution of Data Champions across Cambridge's six Schools as well as non-school and affiliated institutions according to the role held by the Data Champion. Non-school and affiliated institutions with Data Champions include Cambridge Conservation Intitative, THIS Institute, Research Office, Fitzwilliam Museum, UIS, Cambridge University Press and University Library and Affiliates. As of July 2020 there are 132 Data Champions distributed across 50 of the University's Departments, Faculties or Institutes and non-school institutions. A large number (but not all) of the Cambridge Data Champions have web profiles, where the list of those with a profile can be filtered by affiliation and areas of data-related expertise. There is also a growing number of alumni Data Champions. The following charts reflect the current composition of the Data Champion community.


Pie charts of Data Champions in each School


'Students' includes 34 PhD students and 3 MPhil students.

'Researchers' include 32 postdoctoral researchers and two senior research associates.

'Data professionals' include, for example, bioinformatics training developer, data manager/scientist, clinical research data lead and senior study trial manager.

'Other' includes a wide variety of roles, such as scientific officer, technical officer, grants administrator, project administrator, publishing manager, web developer, research assistant, research manager, project manager,research governance and information manager, research development and innovation manager, research facilitator, business analyst, research laboratory manager, and projects coordinator.


Research communities where Data Champions are needed

The following is a list of those Departments, Faculties or Institutes within each School that do not have a current Data Champion to support researchers with Research Data Management and data sharing. We welcome enquiries from those members of the University of Cambridge who wish to discuss becoming a Data Champion for their Department – you can contact us at

Humanities and Social Sciences: History, Social Anthropology.

Arts and Humanities: English (and Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celt), Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classics, CRASSH, MMLL (French, German and Dutch, Italian, Slavonic studies, Spanish and Portugese, Modern Greek), Music, Philosophy.

Biological Sciences: Pharmacology, MRC Toxicology Unit, Centre for Family Research.

Clinical Medicine: MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Paediatrics.

Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Materials Science and Metallurgy.

Technology: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.


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