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Research Data Management - An Asset for Research Projects

Professional research data management is becoming increasingly important at universities of applied sciences. On the one hand, this development is due to the inclusion of responsible handling of research data in the DFG's Code of Good Scientific Practice, which is why more and more third-party funders require FDM. On the other hand, professional FDM at HAW opens up previously inaccessible opportunities and insights for science, society and industry. This is because research at HAW is practical and application-oriented, which means that the findings and results can quickly flow into various areas of society, business and culture and create synergies. Research data at HAW therefore harbor enormous scientific, cultural and economic potential, especially with regard to their subsequent use. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, a professional FDM is indispensable.

What is research data management?

Research Data Management (FDM) accompanies the entire course of a project along the so-called research data life cycle: FDM begins with project planning and the application phase and accompanies the research process all the way to archiving collected data so that it can be used again in another research project. FDM is thus directly linked to the Open Access idea and the FAIR principles.

Why do research projects benefit from FDM?

FDM structures the handling of collected research data during the entire course of the project, from the application phase to the research work and data organization to the conclusion of the project through the publication of results and data. FDM saves resources and time in handling research data, which are thus available for the research itself. Through the freely accessible (Open Access/FAIR) long-term archiving of the data in subject repositories, FDM prepares the ground for subsequent use of the data by subsequent research projects.

Who advises on FDM?

As part of the BMBF-funded project FDM@HAW.rlp, advice and support services are being created at all universities in Rhineland-Palatinate. At each university, RDM scouts offer advice and support services and four RDM stewards are available throughout the state for subject-specific advice and support.

Contact the FDM scout at your university:

Dr. Andrea Kuhn


+49 (0) 621/5203-244

Further information and advice can be found on the subpages: Project "FDM@HAW.rlp", Contact persons, FDM FAQ or on the project homepage: Link.

Contact FDM Scout

Dr. Andrea Kuhn

Andrea Kuhn

Projektleiterin & NetzwerkkoordinatorinForschungsnetzwerk Gesundheit

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 4
67059 Ludwigshafen

C 1.129+49 621 5203-244+49 152 21884938