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Schlagwort: ‘Forschungsdaten’

Mastering RDM – Learning Opportunities at the RWTH

February 27th, 2024 | by
RDM Trainings

Source: Own illustration

In complex research processes, it is crucial to maintain an overview of research data and develop effective data management strategies. In addition to RDM tools and services, RWTH Aachen University therefore also offers its researchers courses and workshops on research data management (RDM) in order to develop skills in this important area.

The RDM team relies on blended learning, which combines traditional classroom teaching with digital learning methods. The basics are taught in year-round RWTHmoodle courses, which can be completed at any time and at your own pace through self-study. Building on this, what has been learned can be tested, discussed and deepened in regular workshops. In this blog post, you can get an overview of the RWTH’s RDM continuing education offers.

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RWTH at the EmacsConference 2023

February 8th, 2024 | by
Workflow of a data set processed by Lukas C. Bossert and Jonathan Hartman at EmacsConf 2023 using Emacs and org-mode.

Workflow of a data set processed by Lukas C. Bossert and Jonathan Hartman at EmacsConf 2023 using Emacs and org-mode.
Source: IT Center

Research without digital data has long since become unthinkable. Many different tools and programs are sometimes used to collect, process and organize data. The programs differ not only due to different subject areas and data types, but also with regard to the respective phase within the research data life cycle: starting with data collection, through its cleansing and analytical processing, to the publication-ready output of the data including documentation.

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RDM explained – How Do I Organise My data?

January 18th, 2024 | by
Symbolic image of data organisation with folders and an exclamation mark

Source: Freepik

“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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RDM Toolbench in Aachen

January 5th, 2024 | by
RDM Toolbench 2024 in Aachen

Source: IT Center

The official second toolbench for Research Data Management (RDM) will take place from 18 to 20 March 2024 at RWTH Aachen University!

The RDM toolbench is a solution-orientated workshop format in which the participants work together on site over several days to develop tools and their own RDM solutions. They learn from each other and with each other. The level ranges from introductory and basic formats to in-depth coding sessions.

What: Community workshop “RDM Toolbench””
When: 18 to 20 March 2024
Where: RWTH Aachen University (tba)

Deadline for abstracts and registrations: January 15, 2024

Please send abstracts and registrations by e-mail with the subject “Abstract: FDM-Werkstatt 2024” to to the following contact persons:

Magdalene Cyra and Lioba Schreyer ( and Lukas C. Bossert (DKZ.2R) will be happy to answer any general questions you may have about the format.

Further information can be found in the RDM blog.

DKZ.2R: Rhine-Ruhr Data Competence Center – Where Ideas Meet code

December 21st, 2023 | by
Logo of the Rhine-Ruhr Center for Scientific Data Literacy (DKZ.2R)

Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich

In March of this year, we informed you in our article that RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZ Jülich) were involved in the conception phase of the Rhine-Ruhr Center for Scientific Data Literacy (DKZ.2R). Today we would like to inform you that the conception phase has been completed and the DKZ.2R has been launched. Read more about what the center has to offer and what services and offers you can expect!

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Follow-up Report on the RDM Network Meeting in October

October 20th, 2023 | by
World map

Source: Freepik

On October 11, 2023, our open meeting of the RDM network for data stewards, RDM responsible persons and RDM interested persons of RWTH Aachen University took place again. The topic of the meeting was “Export Control and RDM”, presented by Mr. Nicolas Lunz as Export Control Officer of RWTH Aachen University.

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New Data Strategy for Germany

September 1st, 2023 | by
Man standing in front of a safe with coins

Source: Freepik

Germany is getting a new National Data Strategy – this was decided by the Federal Cabinet on August 30, 2023. The new strategy “Progress through data use – Strategy for more and better data for new, effective and forward-looking data use” is intended to build on the existing data strategy from 2021 and promote the development and expansion of data competencies.

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

August 24th, 2023 | by
Archive and Database

Source: Freepik

(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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Young Academics Day

August 17th, 2023 | by
Various women stand together at a high table and exchange ideas.

Source: Heike Lachmann

Attention doctoral candidates and postdocs: The Center for Young Academics (CYA), together with the Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development and Young Academics, Professor Sabine Brück-Dürkop, invites you to the annual Young Academics Day on August 31, 2023. This time, the event will take place on site in Aachen. The RDM team will also be there and will present the RDM tools and services. Read the article to find out more about the event.

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Networking at the RDM Network Meeting Lunch

August 3rd, 2023 | by
Lunch with pizza; different people eat different pizza dishes on the table

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Data stewards, RDM responsible persons and researchers of RWTH Aachen University pay attention: On August 16, 2023, our summer lunch and networking event will take place in Aachen, to which we cordially welcome you. Our summer break is over, we brave the rain and look forward to seeing you again. You can find out all the information about getting to know each other and having lunch at the RDM network meeting in this article.

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