Press Release on Project Launch

Efficient and high-quality managed research data. University of Trier and ZPID working on exact and understandable solutions

Trier Uni­ver­si­ty laun­ches a pro­ject in coope­ra­ti­on with the Leib­niz Insti­tu­te for Psy­cho­lo­gy Infor­ma­ti­on (ZPID) on rese­arch data manage­ment at uni­ver­si­ties and non-uni­ver­si­ty rese­arch insti­tu­tes. The pro­ject “Pro­cess-ori­en­ted deve­lo­p­ment of manage­ment tools for rese­arch data in its life cycle” (PODMAN) is fun­ded by the Fede­ral Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch (BMBF) for the dura­ti­on of two years.

In char­ge of the pro­ject is the ser­vice cen­ter eSci­en­ces at Trier Uni­ver­si­ty. A sur­vey of the lat­ter among rese­ar­chers show­ed that the­re is a tre­men­dous demand of infor­ma­ti­on regar­ding the pro­ces­sing of rese­arch data and cus­to­mi­zed tech­ni­cal solu­ti­ons. “It is essen­ti­al to pre­sent gene­ral gui­de­lines on data manage­ment as well as sub­ject- and data-spe­ci­fic stan­dards in a com­pre­hen­si­ble and easi­ly acces­si­ble way”, says Mari­na Lemai­re, con­sul­tant for pro­ject manage­ment at the ser­vice cen­ter eSci­en­ces. The pri­ma­ry goal of PODMAN is to deve­lop a refe­rence model for rese­arch data manage­ment (RDM) that enables uni­ver­si­ties and non-uni­ver­si­ty rese­arch insti­tu­tes to estab­lish an effi­ci­ent and high qua­li­ty RDM.

The coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween the pro­ject part­ners is a con­se­quence of the ran­ge of sub­jects cho­sen for the pro­ject. On the part of the uni­ver­si­ty, the huma­ni­ties con­tri­bu­te an enorm­ous diver­si­ty of rese­arch data from various disci­pli­nes, whe­re­as ZPID, tra­di­tio­nal­ly deals with huge, quan­ti­ta­ti­ve data and the ques­ti­on of data pro­tec­tion within psy­cho­lo­gy. Addi­tio­nal­ly, ZPID has a long­stan­ding expe­ri­ence in imple­men­ting tech­ni­cal solu­ti­ons for high qua­li­ty RDM.

For over a deca­de, ZPID has been ope­ra­ting Psych­Da­ta, a plat­form for sto­rage, docu­men­ta­ti­on and exch­an­ge of data spe­ci­fi­cal­ly deve­lo­ped for psy­cho­lo­gi­cal rese­arch. The plat­form is accre­di­ted by the Ger­man Data Forum (RatSWD). PD Dr. Erich Weich­sel­gart­ner, PODMAN pro­ject mana­ger on ZPID side, under­lines the deve­lo­p­ment of Data­Wiz, “an assistant sys­tem, which will help sci­en­tists to pro­cess and docu­ment their data in a pro­fes­sio­nal man­ner right from the begin­ning of their research.”

“Through inte­gra­ti­on of dif­fe­rent per­spec­ti­ves in one model, we would like to pro­vi­de an ori­en­ta­ti­on frame­work for uni­ver­si­ties and non-uni­ver­si­ty rese­arch insti­tu­tes that can be used for the fle­xi­ble imple­men­ta­ti­on of indi­vi­du­al solu­ti­ons of data manage­ment stra­te­gies”, says Prof. Dr. Georg Mül­ler-Fürs­ten­ber­ger, vice pre­si­dent for rese­arch and infra­struc­tu­re at Trier Uni­ver­si­ty and PODMAN pro­ject manager.

Impro­ved rese­arch data manage­ment streng­thens uni­ver­si­ties and uni­ver­si­ty rese­arch insti­tu­tes out­side in com­pe­ti­ti­on with others on third-par­ty funds, becau­se RDM some­ti­mes is a requi­re­ment for fun­ding. On the other hand, open data acce­le­ra­tes the exch­an­ge of rese­arch results, boosts the gain of know­ledge and pre­vents the repe­ti­ti­on of stu­dies by a trans­pa­rent documentation.

For fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se visit www.fdm.uni-trier.de.

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