Managing research data

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Organising, re-using and archiving digital research data is becoming more and more relevant for planning research projects and publishing research output in all scientific disciplines. The main goal of this site is to provide an introduction into the complex topic of research data management. Our articles on the many aspects of research data management are grouped into five categories ranging from planning a funding application to publication and reuse of research data. This site also lists on-going e-science projects in Baden-Württemberg and was funded and initiated by the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg.

  • Research Data Management Planning

    How do I integrate RDM into my research project?

    Find out all you need to know about Data Management Plans (DMPs) and how you can develop a DMP for your own research project by reading our article!

  • Collaborative Projects
    Managing research data as a team.

    The management of a research project's data often requires a certain amount of flexibility, for example: How should the project use and share data across a team?

  • User Feedback
    What can we do better?

    How can we improve this online information platform?

    Any suggestions and criticisms are welcome. Maybe you just want to ask a question? Take part by filling out our feedback form.

  • E-Science-Tage 2017
    Research Data Management

    The focus of the E-Science Days 2017 is Research Data Management (RDM).

    The E-Science Days offer a forum for both researchers and representatives of infrastructure departments to discuss the initialisation and establishment of sustainable RDM solutions.

    Read more about this exciting conference in our news section!


Our information on research data management is grouped into categories. Related articles are interlinked for smooth browsing and reading. By selecting one of the tiles below, you will be able to view the articles. It is also possible to navigate directly to individual articles via the drop-down menu.


Stellungnahme des Ethikrats zu Big Data im Gesundheitsbereich

In seiner am 30.11. veröffentlichten Stellungnahme „Big Data und Gesundheit – Datensouveränität als informationelle Freiheitsgestaltung“ legt der Deutsche Ethikrat Empfehlungen zur verantwortlichen informationellen Freiheitsgestaltung im Umgang mit gesundheitsrelevanten Daten vor

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Further announcements

Why is research data management important?

This introductory video (property of RWTH Aachen) lists the most important reasons for research data management. Good research data management can result in projects, cooperations and benefits that far surpasses the original scope of the data involved. But see for yourself:

What can happen when research data management is not taken seriously…

This humorous video by the NYU Health Sciences Library shows how many – in this case insurmountable – obstacles can be created when researchers only focus on publishing papers and leave their data completely unstructured and undocumented. See what happens when a data request goes very wrong:

Project partners

Funded by the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst