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For some disciplines, there are organizations providing specific support for research data management (RDM). This includes general information on RDM in the discipline, counseling, templates for data management plans, services for archiving and publication of research data as well as training material on the topic. On this site, you find a list with discipline specific offers.

Social and Behavioral Sciences



CLARIN-D is a digital infrastructure for language and speech resources for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and it is here to stay. The CLARIN-D expertise is built on a network of specialist institutes of international repute.

Website of CLARIN-D


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DARIAH-DE supports the humanities and cultural sciences working with digital resources and methods in research and teaching. For this purpose the association is developing a digital research infrastructure for tools and research data and is developing materials for teaching and further education in the field of digital humanities (DH).

Website of DARIAH-DE

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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German Data Forum (RatSWD)

Established in 2004, the RatSWD (Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten) is an independent council. It advises the German federal government and the federal states (Länder) in matters concerning the research data infrastructure for the empirical social, behavioural, and economic sciences. The German Data Forum (RatSWD) has 16 members. Membership consists of eight elected representatives of the social, behavioural, and economic sciences and eight appointed representatives of Germany’s most important data producers.

The German Data Forum (RatSWD) offers a forum for dialogue between researchers and data producers, who jointly issue recommendations and position papers. The council furthers the development of a research infrastructure that provides researchers with flexible and secure access to a broad range of data. The German Data Forum (RatSWD) has accredited 34 research data centres and fosters their interaction and collaboration.

Website of RatSWD


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German Network for Educational Research Data (VerbundFDB)

The VerbundFDB (Verbund Forschungsdaten Bildung) is a liaison of research data centres. It aims at the setup and design of a research data infrastructure for empirical educational research. For this, services in the area of research data for education will be set up and enhanced.

Website of VerbundFDB


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German Federation for Biological Data (GFBio)

GFBio is the authoritative, national contact point for issues concerning the management and standardisation of biological and environmental research data during the entire data life cycle (from acquisition to archiving and data publication). GFBio mediates expertises and services between the GFBio data centers and the scientific community, covering all areas of research data management. GFBio is establishing a business model to ensure the sustainable, long-term operation of its core services.

Website of GFBio


The German National Library of Medicine (Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin, ZB MED) supports RDM in other life sciences as biology and bioinformatics as well.


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TMF - Technology, Methods, and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research

The TMF (Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung e.V.) is the platform for interdisciplinary exchange as well as cross-project and cross-location cooperation in order to identify and solve the organizational, legal/ethical and technological problems of modern medical research. Solutions range from expert opinions, generic concepts, and IT applications to checklists, practical guides, training, and consultation services.

Website of TMF e.V.


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German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) - Information Centre for Life Sciences

The ZB MED (Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin) is a key component of German and European information infrastructure in the field of life sciences. It is also a driving force behind the creation of an interconnected digital knowledge base. Drawing on the extensive resources of its unique holdings, ZB MED offers key opportunities for researchers to acquire information and utilise research data in the life sciences arena.

ZB MED supports RDM not only in medicine, but also in the other life sciences with particular focus on  nutrition, environmental and agricultural sciences as well as biology and bioinformatics.

RDM-Website of ZB MED

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