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Research Data Management for the Collaborative Research Centre 1187 and Research Data Repositories
Main contributors
Annette Strauch (SFB, Karlsruhe); Matthias Razum (SFB, Karlsruhe)
Text files, notes, spreadsheets, video footage, voice recordings, archive materials, letters in PDF-format, Code, Software and much more: Research Data in the CRC 1187 comprises any supporting material which underpins or enriches the outputs of research in the age of digitisation. Demands by the DFG to manage any CRC’s data are supported through the implementation of a data management strategy and information infrastructure. The Research Data Policy of the University of Siegen just like any other such policies details how Research Data Management is supported which is fundamental for both quality research and, undeniably, for good scientific practice. The presentation looks briefly at the creation of data in some of the CRC 1187’s subprojects, its processing, analysis, data archiving, data access and data re-use where possible. It asks how can the data be organised w.r.t. planning, creating and preserving with considerations relating to ethical requirements, data-protection-law, copyright and sensitive concerns. A focus will be on the subproject P01: Practice Theory’s Scholarly Media: Harold Garfinkel and Ludwig Wittgen-stein along the Data Curation Continuum. It is intended to illustrate the engagement of the University of Siegen, esp. through joint efforts of ZIMT, together with the University Library of Siegen and other cooperations in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and beyond, in the creation of a sensible e-Science-Infrastructure for collaborative research on the basis of a wider digital infrastructure with resources (e.g. platforms) and computational tools (e.g. TEI) with the focus on Research Data Management.

Out of the community for the community: this cooperation has been the aim of the RADAR (Research Data Repository) project, a cooperation project of 5 research institutes, funded by the DFG which was to set up to establish an infrastructure that facilitates Research Data Management. The RADAR service is placed in the Persistent Domain of the Curation Continuum. The infrastructure allows researchers to store, manage, annotate, cite, curate, search data in a digital platform available at any time that can be used by multiple (specialized) disciplines. The data repository archives as well as it publishes research data with the focus on the “long tail research domains”. DOI assignment (e.g. cooperation with Data Cite), licences, metadata will be discussed in this presentation. RADAR is in no competition with other established discipline-specific data centres. Possible cooperations include libraries, research institutions, publishers and open platforms that desire an adaptable digital infrastructure to archive and publish data according to their institutional requirements and workflows. (
Panel 3 | Cooperating through Data
SFB 1187 Jahrestagung 2017
SFB 1187
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MEDIAS: 45799_06