Research Data Management – Activities at University of Hanover
Janna Neumann, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Germany
Abstract. Research data in today’s global science are produced in huge amounts. Their availability is the key to more efficient local research. However, because of missing local infrastructures the access to research data is still unavailable in many disciplines. The management of research data is fundamental for data sharing and re-using. Some universities in Germany have identified this issue and started to deal with this complex issue and to establish support services. The University of Hanover is initiating an analysis of the needs of researchers concerning RDM. The University Library of Hanover is responsible for the development of workshops for researchers covering topics on how to create Data Management Plans and why RDM is so important. In this workshop we want to present and share our experiences with the development of RDM support services. Furthermore the benefits of RDM and the various possibilities of data archiving are discussed.
Bio. Dr. Neumann studied chemistry at the University of Hamburg, Germany. After finishing her Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 2009 she completed a practical professional training in the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in combination with a postgraduate and master’s distance study in library and information science at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2011, she obtained a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. From October 2011 she became responsible for e-Learning materials and, since September 2012, she is the Head of the DOI-Service at TIB. The DOI-Service at TIB is responsible for the registration of research data and other non-textual materials, ‘grey’ literature as well as articles in open access journals from academic institutions in the fields of science and technology.