On this website, you find information on the BMBF-funded project (April 2017 - June 2019) as well as links to the resulting publications referring to the following topics:
The increasing importance of publishing research data compared to pure archiving leads to new requirements and developments on an organizational and technical level as well as in the framework conditions. This topic has been addressed in the eeFDM project.
A criteria catalogue for appraisal and assessment of research data upon submission to a data repository has been developed. It provides data managers of data managing platforms and data curators of data repositories with a set of criteria to evaluate data submissions – whether the data can be accepted as is, accepted after a certain extent of curation or have to be rejected. At the same time, the catalogue is meant to be a practical guide specifying information that need to be collected at submission time. It may also support and guide data providers to prepare data accordingly upfront and to provide all information needed at submission time.
In addition, a guideline on preservation and publication of research data has been compiled taking biodiversity research as an example. It supports scientists in data selection and preparation as well as in repository and license selection.
Material for raising awareness of RDM and for promoting best practices in RDM has been developed, and the website „An open science project“ with material and RDM stories has been set up. Further on, it is possible for all members of the RDM community to publish material and stories on this website for reuse.
Available RDM training concepts at the FSU have been analyzed and potential for improvement has been identified. Existing training offers have been improved and the new versions have been applied. Training material and formats are available in German and English language.
The effectiveness and efficiency of RDM processes have been evaluated in two organizations. One user survey has been conducted among researchers of the Biodiversity Exploratories project (see above) to evaluate the central data management team. The second survey was conducted among researchers who sought advice from the RDM helpdesk at the FSU. The self-evaluation tools developed (questionnaires, online surveys) can be reused in the future by the parties involved as well as adapted for other purposes.
The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, reference no. 16FDM009) associated with the call on investigating the management of research data in their life cycle at universities and other research institutions (German). As part of this call, 21 projects have been funded.