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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
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More than 14 million ORCID iDs already exist worldwide (source: orcid.org).

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
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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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Follow-up Report on the Open Meeting of the RDM Network on May 11, 2022

May 19th, 2022 | by
Info and data on the Open Meeting of the RDM Network on May 11, 2022

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On May 11, 2022, it was once again time for the monthly open meeting of the RDM network. Around 70 data stewards, RDM managers and those interested in RDM at RWTH Aachen University came together online via Zoom. This time, the main topic was research funding with a focus on the innovations and requirements of the DFG for RDM.

 

 

 

 

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New Video – How Do I Archive Research Data at RWTH?

May 17th, 2022 | by

Are you new to the topic of archiving research data? You think archiving is just a technical question of where to store it? Then we now have something for you: namely a recently published video on the topic of archiving research data, created by the University Library of RWTH Aachen University.

 

 

 

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RDM Explained – What Is a Data Journal?

May 12th, 2022 | by
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We continue with our series “RDM explained”, in which we provide you with important terms and information for practical research data management. In addition to the classic scientific journals, there are also so-called data journals in scientific publishing. In contrast to the scientific journal, these refer exclusively to data. However, some people are still completely unfamiliar with this form of publication. For this reason, we would like to take a closer look at data journals on RWTH blog around the topic of Research Data Management (RDM).

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Was the Switch to Digital Successful? – A Stocktaking

May 5th, 2022 | by
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The breakout of the corona pandemic has presented us with new challenges not only in our private and professional lives, but also in the organisation and the conduct of teaching and research. There was a considerable, albeit unplanned surge in digitalisation. The RDM Team at RWTH Aachen University also had to adapt and make adjustments, especially with regard to events and workshops. Meanwhile, two years have passed and it is time to take stock. Was the changeover successful?

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New RWTH RDM Flyer

April 28th, 2022 | by
RWTH RDM flyer

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The flyer for Research Data Management (RDM) has been given a new coat of paint. Once a bit outdated, the document has been put through its paces over the last six months of collaboration with Marketing and Event Management (Marie) and the RDM team, consisting of the IT Center’s Research Process & Data Management (RPDM) department and the University Library (UB), and finalized for the public. In this blog post, we would like to introduce you to our new RDM flyer.

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