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FAIR Data Spaces – Establishing a shared cloud-based data space for business and science

June 23rd, 2021 | by

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Together with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) e.V., Atos Information Technology GmbH and with various NFDI consortia, the cloud-based data space “FAIR Data Space” for business and science is being created and built.

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Preparation is Key – Prepare Archive Nodes and Migrate without Worries

June 2nd, 2021 | by

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In fall, the archive nodes contained in the archive will be migrated. Until then, however, there is still a lot to do. While work is going on behind the scenes on the front end for the new Digital Archive and for the metadata form, among other things, we are also hard at work getting the new infrastructure up and running. But, for our node contacts, too, preparation is key. For this reason, we call on you to use the opportunity and the time until the migration to sift through archive nodes, prepare them if necessary, or even make the decision to part with data that is no longer needed or needs to be kept. In this article you will learn how to prepare your archive nodes for migration. Read the rest of this entry »

(Deutsch) Coscine und der Forschungsdaten-Storage

May 26th, 2021 | by

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(Deutsch) TechTorial: Behind the VPN

May 14th, 2021 | by

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The cooperation project “Prüfung hoch III”

May 12th, 2021 | by

WIRKUNG HOCH 100 (Picture: Stifterverband 2020)

To mark its 100th anniversary, the Stifterverband for German science, or Stifterverband for short, has launched the anniversary initiative “Effect to the power of 100“. The aim is to promote the 100 best ideas for the education, science and innovation system of tomorrow.

After the application phase had been completed in mid-September 2020, an expert advisory board selected the 100 best ideas (from a total of 500 applications) for the future of the education, science and innovation system. And the IT Center was among them – we reported on it in detail here on the blog.

Ever since then, a while has passed and synergies have emerged with different perspectives on the common theme, allowing for a holistic view of digital testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Coscine – The new integration platform for research data

May 10th, 2021 | by

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Coscine is a platform of the IT Center that supports researchers in working with their research data. Coscine stands for Collaborative Scientific Integration Environment. The pilot phase with the first users has started and will be used for user-oriented further development of the platform.

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RWTH mails in the spam folder – why do they end up there and what you can do about it?

May 3rd, 2021 | by

Everyone knows them, everyone receives them – spam e-mails. Fortunately, they are usually sorted out automatically (Source:

The spam folder – that place to which undesired emails are banished. This is exactly what the term “spam” refers to: e-mails that you don’t want to receive, which nonetheless keep finding their way into our inbox. Generally, the spam folder is a preset folder provided by the e-mail client, into which unsolicited e-mails are automatically moved with the help of anti-spam software. In fact, most of the time this sorting out works quite well.

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Archive Migration – the Big Move of Archived Data

March 26th, 2021 | by

The Archive service enables RWTH employees to store data on a tape robot system for the long term. Archiving data in this way is primarily used to store data that, once stored, should also be stored in this form for the long term.
In the past, data inventories were stored here, primarily documenting measurement results, completed projects or project briefs. With the changes in the funding landscape, which among other things also rethink and demand the keeping of research data, the Archive service is also being rethought. This is partly because the current inventory system will be decommissioned in the summer of 2022 and partly because there is a need to hold data in a structured way in the future. So it’s time for a changeover.

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(Deutsch) Der neue Forschungsdaten-Storage ist in Betrieb!

February 24th, 2021 | by

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5G – The new mobile communications technology

February 5th, 2021 | by

The new mobile communications standard 5G is playing an increasingly important role worldwide – including here at RWTH Aachen University. And that’s why, as of today, we’re dedicating a small series to the topic every Friday, providing background information, technical info and an outlook for the future.

5G transmission tower (Photo: Pixabay)

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