Forschungsdaten – Aktuelles und Wissenswertes

RDM Workshops in the 2nd Half of the Year – Register Now!

August 11th, 2022 | by
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Source: Martin Braun

The RDM further education programme for researchers at RWTH Aachen University in the 2nd half of 2022 is now online. Register right now and save your place in the workshop!

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Case Study Voyager 1 – Why RDM Is Important

August 4th, 2022 | by
Cartoon astronaut with message flying away

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If you want to conduct research at a high level, you inevitably have to deal with research data management and digital long-term archiving to prevent possible data loss. We would like to illustrate why RDM is important and easy to implement, especially in the digital age, using NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft as a case study.

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What Does a Data Steward Actually Do?

July 28th, 2022 | by
Nicole Parks as Data Steward in Interview

Nicole Parks in interview
Source: Own illustration

Do you remember our Data Steward interview series? Two interesting interviews with insights into the job as a data steward appeared on the RDM blog back then. After a somewhat longer absence, we are now celebrating a new edition of the series and would like to immerse you again in the work of the data stewards at RWTH Aachen University, some of whom have recently joined us.

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A Really Good „IDEA“ – The New RDM-Podcast

July 21st, 2022 | by
Podcast is playing on a Smartphone.

Source: Pexel

What works in RDM practice and what is better not to do? You can find out in the new podcast “IDEA”, which we present in our new blog post.

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Coscine Mailing List

July 14th, 2022 | by
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Source: Freepik

Services are constantly evolving, and so is our research data integration platform Coscine. Those who do not want to miss updates, new features and further developments on Coscine have from now on the possibility to stay informed via the new Coscine mailing list.

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DFG recommends funding for 3 NFDI consortia with RWTH participation

July 7th, 2022 | by
Networking and collaboration intentions of the individual NFDI consortia

The network shows the collaboration intentions between the consortia resulting from each application. The colors refer to the NFDI conference system: (1) medicine, (2) life sciences, (3) humanities and social sciences, (4) engineering and mathematics, (5) chemistry and physics.
Source: Own Illustration

New year, new luck! In the third round of calls for proposals, the DFG’s expert panel has recommended funding for several NFDI consortia. RWTH Aachen University is also high on the list this year. Find out which NFDI consortia have received a recommendation in this blog post.

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3rd Open Data Impact Award – Stifterverband Once Again Seeks Innovative Open Data

June 30th, 2022 | by
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As part of its initiative innOsci – Forum for Open Innovation Culture, the Stifterverband is announcing the Open Data Impact Award for the third time. The initiative aims to make Open Data in science more visible and strengthen it. The cooperation partner is DUZ – Magazin für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. A funding amount totalling 30,000 euros will be provided.

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Do you already have an ORCID?

June 23rd, 2022 | by
Logo of ORCID-iD


More than 14 million ORCID iDs already exist worldwide (source:

What the ORCID iD is, what advantages it brings you in your everyday research, as well as further information about its use at RWTH Aachen University can be found in this blog post.


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Follow-up Report on the Open Meeting of the RDM Network on June 8, 2022

June 15th, 2022 | by
Info and data on the Open Meeting of the RDM Network on June 8, 2022

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On June 8, 2022, the data stewards, RDM managers and people interested in RDM at RWTH Aachen University met again online via Zoom for the regular open meeting of the RDM network. The event took place under the motto Networking of Data Stewards and RDM Managers and offered the opportunity for participants to network with each other and to get to know the various activities and RDM tasks better.

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RDM Explained – Introduction to Digital Preservation

June 9th, 2022 | by
Graphic of a Bitstream Swirl

Source: Pixabay

It’s time again for our series ” RDM Explained”, in which we provide you with important terms and information for practical research data management.

In the present day, digital information is an integral part of our everyday lives. Whether messages in social networks, digital photos, documents, or videos – we want to access all this data for as long as possible. But permanent access to digital data is not only an important issue in the private sphere, but also in the research context. The long-term usability of research data is a prerequisite for scientific progress. This article therefore offers a brief introduction to digital preservation.

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