Forschungsdaten – Aktuelles und Wissenswertes

Follow-up Report on the Open Meeting of the RDM Network on September 14, 2022

September 22nd, 2022 | by
The photo represents the key points of the network meeting on 14.09.2022.

Source: Own illustration; Freepik

The wait has come to an end and the monthly RDM network meeting is back! After the summer break, data stewards, RDM managers and RDM interested parties from RWTH Aachen University came together again online via Zoom on September 14, 2022. This time, the participants learned about the RDM platform Coscine developed at RWTH and its functions.

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Changes at the DFG – Uniform Template for the Curriculum Vitae

September 15th, 2022 | by
Two different hands handing each other a template

Source: Freepik

In order to initiate a cultural change in science evaluation and improve equal opportunities in this context, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has put together a corresponding package of measures. As a result, the DFG is changing the application forms and introducing a uniform and mandatory template for CVs. In the new RDM blog post, we take a closer look at the innovations and the reasons behind them.

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What Does a Data Steward Actually Do? Part 2

September 1st, 2022 | by
The archaeologist Dr. phil. Sophie Helas can be seen in the picture

Dr. phil. Sophie Helas in interview.
Source: Sophie Helas/Own Illustration

In the second part of our series, we have prepared an exciting interview with archaeologist Dr. phil. Sophie Helas, who has been working as a Data Steward at RWTH Aachen University since 2021. We have summarised for you what her motivation was to apply as a Data Steward, what her field of work is like and the challenges she faces in her everyday life.

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RDM Projects in Germany – EVER_RDM

August 25th, 2022 | by
Different hands and fingers point to a common project

Source: Freepik

The last article in our series on “RDM projects in Germany” (only available in German) was published over a year ago. Perhaps one or two of our readers can still remember it. Now it is time to dust off the series again and revive it, because there is a new project in which Research Data Danagement itself is the subject of investigation. May we introduce? Project EVER_RDM – Development and Dissemination of Research Data Management at Universities of Applied Sciences.

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Persistent Identifier – PIDs for Archives in Coscine

August 18th, 2022 | by
Biometric technology background with fingerprint scanning system on virtual screen digital remix

Source: Freepik

Three years ago, we provided insights into our RDM statistics on the RDM blog, and in the blog post RDM Statistics: 891 PIDs, we showed how the number of Persistent Identifiers had developed over the last few years up to 2018 at RWTH Aachen University.

But what about the PIDs three years later and to what extent does Coscine play a role in this? We addressed these questions in this blog post.

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

August 11th, 2022 | by
View of a table over the shoulder of a person working on a laptop computer

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

Source: Pixabay

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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