Research Data Management (RDM) at the UFZ
Principles for the responsible handling of Research Data at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
The UFZ is one of the world's leading research centres in the field of integrated environmental research. It supports politics, business and civil society in better understanding the consequences of human actions for the environment and in developing options for social decision-making processes. The UFZ uses its extensive experience in integrated environmental research and its innovative scientific infrastructures to address complex environmental problems. It supports various scientific communities on a national and international level and is committed to the social goal of reliably collecting and processing quality-assured research data on the state and changes of our environment and to preserving and making them available to the national and international community in the long term.
Therefore, the UFZ has formulatedfor the responsible and sustainable research data management at the UFZ.
NOTE: only available on the internal webpages and in German. (17.12.2018)
Coordination and Services
The UFZ has established an expert board and a service team to implement reliable research data management. This RDM board consists of representatives of all strategic topics of the UFZ, the scientific data processing, important executive staffs, as well as experts of computer science. The Board coordinates essential operationalisation processes, internal and external projects with a strong connection to research data management and necessary steps for the further development of data management systems and high performance computing for connectivity on a national and international level. The structuring and standardisation of existing data sets at the UFZ (interoperability), the provision of adequate metadata according to the FAIR principle and the development of state-of-the-art cloud-based data management and analysis systems play an important role in this context. The board is supported by a service team that serves as an interface between the scientists and IT as a competent partner and provides help and support in all phases of the data life cycle.
Research data sets available at the UFZ can be retrieved via the data search portal:
More information: INTRANET (in progress).