The Embedding Institutional Data Curation Services in Research (EIDCSR) project arises from the range of activities carried out through an Oxford scoping study, a cross-agency collaborative effort to scope the requirements to manage and curate research data generated by Oxford researchers. A requirements gathering exercise took place with around 40 interviews with researchers across disciplines. Service units in Oxford were also consulted to identify their data management services and identify gaps in service provision. Moreover, the project contributed to the UK Research Data Service feasibility study and the JISC funded DISC-UK DataShare project.