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.

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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.

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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.

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