The Center for Sustainable Research Data Management (RDM Center) is a central institution of the Universität Hamburg, which is assigned to the Vice-President for Research (VP3). The RDM Center bundles infrastructures, competencies and tasks as well as in the Regional Data Center (RRZ) in order to offer sustainable services.
The FDM Center at a Glance:
- Research Metadata / Research Information System
Operation and further development of the research information system (FIS) of the UHH, in which, in addition to the relevant personal data, the metadata about research projects, the publications and the references to the research data are collected from the projects and are offered for research. The FIS provides research opportunities for research projects, third-party funding and publications. FIS serves as a data source for the open access portal of the UHH and the future portal in the context of Hamburg Open Science. The direct ongoing creation of a UHH bibliography from the FIS would be an option. The FIS could also supply basic data for the professors' catalog.
- Repositories (research data management, institutional repository (IR), digitalisation, applications)
All scientists will be offered advice and support for the sustainable use of research data. This includes the creation of data management plans, as well as advising on the development and selection of software for the development of own applications. The secure and long-term storage of data and digital data - as required by the research funding institutions - is being developed. Existing, high-quality offers for data storage (for example, climate data, DKRZ, DESY) are to be used and integrated by the experts (linking the data). In addition, the long-term preservation of research platforms, software and web applications (hitherto gwin).
The Institutional Repository, which serves as a storage for the full texts of the publications (pdf files) and is also to be expanded into a service for the first publication (Open Access (OA) "Golden Way"), together with the research metadata, Publication.
- Open Access / Open Data / Open Science
Open Access (OA) will play a growing role in science. In addition to the existing Open Access portal, legal expert advice will be necessary, especially in the transition phase from Closed to Open Access. The expansion of the IR into a platform for the OA publication in the "Golden Way" (direct first publication) is intended to offer the possibility to the scientists of UHH to publish independently of publishers and publication fees (planned cooperation with Hamburg University Press).
- Digitization of objects for research
For the digitization of objects for research, more specific offers are being expanded or built up. The digitization of audio and video material (old tapes, super-8 films, etc.), special events and other artifacts (3D objects, e.g. from the collections) which are of interest to science are to be offered to the scientists as a service.