Research Data Infrastructures – A Perspective for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany

Lopez A, Vogl R, Roller S

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With the digital transformation progressing fast, scientific research is massively affected by the ev-er-increasing amount of digitally generated research data. New ways have to be established to properly manage this digital research data to ensure that the standards of good scientific practice, first of all the reproducibility of scientific results, can be fulfilled. Sustainable management of digi-tal research data requires standards for metadata annotation and a future-proof infrastructure for handling and storing these data. In this paper, we describe the current state of affairs in Germany with respect to research data management (RDM) and the establishment of a national research data infrastructure. The special focus is on the currently ongoing activities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to start implementing research data infrastructures for universities through several co-operative multi-university projects, tailored to the specific needs and approaches of the participat-ing universities.

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Veröffentlichungsjahr: 2017
Sprache, in der die Publikation verfasst istEnglisch