Putting open science into practice : ZBW research data projects

Publié le 4 octobre 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

Research data is a crucial issue in open science. The ZBW [Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics] is involved in its implementation in a range of research data projects. Here, we provide an overview of activities on various levels : from research data management for researchers and building national research data infrastructures to scientific research regarding research data in the context of open science.


Developing research data management with economic researchers, for economic researchers

In a number of projects financed by the DFG and the Leibniz Association, the ZBW is working together with economic researchers, for economic researchers, to create a variety of research data management options.

These include providing ID numbers (DOIs) for research data, building a web-based research data infrastructure for independent archiving for social and economic sciences, documenting and distributing research data and maintaining a data journal for microdata.


Connected research data infrastructures for open science

Alongside these relatively low-threshold services, in conjunction with research data projects and open Science the ZBW is working on connected national infrastructures for research data . As part of these efforts, it is running projects such as the DFG-funded project GeRDI. The aim of GeRDI – “Generic Research Data Infrastructure” – is to virtually connect existing and future research data storage all over Germany. This represents the German contribution to the European Open Science Cloud and is receiving 3 million euros in funding.