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Open Meeting of the RDM-Network in May 2024

May 16th, 2024 | by
Key points for the Open Meeting oft he RDM network on May 8, 2024

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The last Open Meeting of the RDM of RWTH Aachen University took place on May 8, 2024 on the topic “Data Stewards and Data Champions – How do I gain support in RDM? How do I convince researchers of RDM?” as a face-to-face event in the conference room of the University Library. Read the rest of this entry »

Data Champions at the RWTH: Carolin Victoria Schneider

April 11th, 2024 | by
Photo by Data Champion Carolin Victoria Schneider

Source: North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts | Bettina Engel-Albustin 2022

This article is part of our series “Data Champions at RWTH”. Data Champions are researchers or employees who have excelled in the field of research data management (RDM) and/or have experience that is groundbreaking for colleagues or can serve as a guide.

Our first Data Champion is Prof. Dr. med. Carolin Victoria Schneider. She works at RWTH University Hospital and was named Young Scientist of the Year 2023 by academics. We spoke to Ms. Schneider about her connection to and interest in Research Data Management.

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Love Data Week 2024 – Our Love of Data Continues!

January 25th, 2024 | by
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Love Data Week (LDW) is just around the corner and we’re ready to mix a dash of flirtation into your data love! From February 12 to 16, 2024, our #RDMPower will be in the spotlight as we participate in the exciting events of LDW under the motto “My Kind of Data”. Find out which events you shouldn’t miss at RWTH Aachen University in this blog post.

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RDM explained – How Do I Organise My data?

January 18th, 2024 | by
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“No one has the time to tidy up, but everyone has the time to search” – this dilemma, as described by efficiency expert Jürgen Kurz, is probably familiar to many. And when dealing with research data, many researchers and scientists are also faced with the challenge of storing their research data in such a way that it is structured, documented and secured for subsequent use. After all, the work done in advance saves us a lot of nerves, time and effort in retrospect. In this article, we would like to give you some helpful tips on data organization.

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From Data Inventory to Data Management Plan

January 4th, 2024 | by
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Note: The blog post was written by Katharina M. E. Grünwald and therefore has a personal character. She works as a data steward at the RWTH IT Center. Have fun reading!

You are about to start your doctoral thesis, the topic has been decided and you know when everything will start. But suddenly you hear that you also need to have good research data management (RDM) if you want to comply with modern good scientific practice. Your department has special data formats, you have to complete a data management plan (DMP), RWTH Aachen University offers services such as Coscine and the German Research Foundation (DFG) also has guidelines on what it considers to be good RDM. Quite a mess… and now?

Don’t worry – we got you. In this blog post, you will learn in two easy-to-apply steps how to get an overview of the chaos and understand the structure behind it.

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Follow-up Report on Research Data Day 2023 – Afternoon Program

November 30th, 2023 | by
Professorfigur als Stressball steht auf einem Tisch im Hintergrund der Vortragsteil des Nachmittagsprogramm am Tag der Forschungsdaten

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Did you miss the Research Data Day 2023 in Aachen? Too bad! Around 80 RDM activists and RDM enthusiasts from Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich met on November 14, 2023 for a successful lecture and networking event. After we have already informed you about the morning program of the state-wide action day in NRW, we now report on the joint afternoon event of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZ Jülich) “From Data to Diamonds – Empowering Research with AI and RDM”.

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Follow-up Report: Research Data Day 2023 – Morning Program

November 23rd, 2023 | by
TdF 2023 morning program

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All good things come in threes! On November 14, 2023, the Research Data Day in NRW celebrated its third anniversary. Under this year’s motto “Promote and refine data: Bring your data treasure to light”, the state initiative for research data management fdm.nrw invited participants to a digital morning program full of fascinating presentations and lively discussions. One thing became clear: Raw data is the precious cornerstone of all research! Careful maintenance, processing and optimization can work wonders. In this way, simple rough diamonds are transformed into impressive treasures. In this follow-up report, you can find out how these rough diamonds are polished in numerous research institutions and which tools are used in the process.

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Archiving and Publishing Research Data: What’s the Difference?

August 24th, 2023 | by
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(Research) data are the basis of decisions and are becoming more and more important with today’s technologies and possibilities. Thus, the correct management and publication of research data is also taking on an increasingly important role. Two central concepts in this context are archiving and publishing research data. But what exactly do these concepts mean and how do they differ in the research process? In this article, we take a close look at the differences between archiving and publishing research data.

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Follow-up Report on the Open Meeting of the RDM Network as part of Love Data Week

March 2nd, 2023 | by
The photo represents the key points such as date, topic, etc. for the network meeting on February 15, 2023 as part of Love Data Week.

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The week before last was all in the name of love, or more precisely the love of data. For this reason, the regular Open Meeting of the RDM Network took place this time on February 15, 2023 as part of Love Data Week online via Zoom and was not only aimed at the data stewards, RDM officers and RDM interested parties at RWTH Aachen University, but also at external parties. In the meeting, participants were able to learn and exchange information about two approaches to digital support in RDM. You can read this and more in our latest Love Data Week follow-up report.

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RDM Explains – What is Open Access?

January 12th, 2023 | by
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Open Access publications are becoming increasingly relevant in many disciplines, but at the same time they are still often viewed with differentiation or even scepticism. For scientific progress and further research, however, it is indispensable that a broad mass of people can access and use the results. We have therefore taken a closer look at the topic of Open Access.

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