What is research data management?

Research Data Management encompasses a number of systematic measures designed to streamline workflows by organizing research data efficiently so as to make it easier to retrieve, reproduce and use.

These include collaborative work processes, personal data management and documentation, back-up strategies, persistent identifiers, (long-term) storage as well as the management of access rights, licensing and publication strategies. These measures should be written down in a data management plan (in German only) at the beginning of any research project.