OVERVIEW

Duration: July 2023 – June 2026
Project lead: TU Graz

Research data management (RDM) is becoming increasingly important for researchers and requires a variety of supporting tools that can be used throughout the lifecycle of research data. In recent years, technical and organizational developments have already been advanced and are being used in various research areas (e.g. research data repositories, analysis platforms, electronic lab books, data stewardship programs). The aim of the project is to create a framework to offer selected tools and infrastructures in the field of RDM as shared services for selected Austrian universities and research institutions. This bundling of different expertise creates a sensible use of resources and promotes interoperability, standardization and the connection to international initiatives. The project is carried out in the spirit of the EOSC initiative and thus contributes to an even more reliable and easier re-use of research output. It creates a landscape of national RDM infrastructures and services that can be used as a use case/success story at the international level and increases Austria’s visibility.

Goals

The goal of the project is to create a framework for offering selected tools and infrastructures in the field of RDM as shared services for Austrian universities and research institutions. These include:

  • Enable efficient, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research based on reliable and easy reuse of research data and research output.
  • Jointly develop a critical basic infrastructure at selected locations for research data management in order to support research excellence in Austria as a science location.
  • Develop concepts for cross-university operating models for shared RDM services & infrastructures (maDMPs, analysis platforms, electronic lab books and repository systems)
  • Ensure a leading role of Austrian universities for shared RDM services in an international context.
  • Establish networking with European and international initiatives (e.g. EOSC), projects and infrastructures.