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Research Data Management

Research data management (RDM) refers to the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected or generated during a research project. Eurac Research supports its researchers with their RDM through both advisory and technical research data services. Our aim is to ensure that our researchers are supported through the whole research data lifecycle.

RDM Roadmap

The Research Data Management (RDM) Roadmap sets objectives and delivery targets for research data services in Eurac Research. The RDM Roadmap is a coordinating tool that brings together different stakeholders and establishes a common work plan for research data management service development. It is a living document developed collaboratively by the RDM Working Group with feedback from institutes, centers, and service departments. In addition, two Eurac Research wide surveys about our collaborators’ research data management behaviors, carried out by the Research Support Office together with the Statistics Office in 2017 and 2019, inform the RDM Roadmap.

The first Eurac Research RDM Roadmap, developed in early 2021 and referring to research data service objectives from mid-2021 to 2023, focuses on institutional RDM strategy development, training and awareness raising, as well as objectives around active data management and data preservation.

RDM Working Group

RDM service development is a multi-stakeholder effort. The Research Support Office works closely together with institutes and centers, the ITC, the Legal Office, and the Statistics Office on RDM. The Research Support Office also convenes the RDM Working Group that brings together all these stakeholders and permits a regular exchange of ideas and information.

Training and Awareness Raising

The Research Support Office carries out varied training and awareness raising around research data management, focusing in particular on data management planning and FAIR data. Awareness raising and training include Eurac Research wide events and activities as well as institute-specific offers. Research Support Office also offers one-on-one consultation on Data Management Plans for Eurac Research projects and collaborators. Increasingly, the focus of our services is to support peer-to-peer learning and experience sharing between researchers as well as research data professionals in Eurac Research.

A toolbox video about Data Management Plans, with focus on explaining the purpose of Data Management Plans and the tools and services available that support the writing of Data Management Plans. This toolbox video was produced for awareness-raising and training and is available on YouTube.

A toolbox video about the FAIR data principles that explains briefly what findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable data are. This toolbox video was produced for awareness-raising and training and is available on YouTube.

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