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Service Center Research Data

What are research data? In the course of the scientific process, a large number of data are generated. These research data can be obtained by both qualitative and quantitative research, e.g. through interviews, surveys, experiments or observations and in analogue or digital form as text documents, tables, logbooks, surveys, audio and video recordings, samples, collections, database contents or protocols.

Research data form the basis for the traceability of one's own research in the sense of good scientific practice. In addition, the data obtained are also of interest for possible reuse. On the one hand, new insights can be gained, on the other hand, the recognition of the scientific work increases when it is reused. The variety of formats and types, however, makes the standardized handling of research data difficult and requires individual solutions and advice on research data management.

With our service we would like to support you in managing your research data.

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Our Service for Research Data

Via the joint Service Center Research Data, the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), the Centre for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH), the Institute of Intellectual Property, Competition and Media Law (IGEWeM) as well as the officers for data protection and IT security of TUD, offer a comprehensive consulting service for the management of research data for their users.

In its Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice, TU Dresden also regulates the "safeguarding and storing [of] primary data" (§ 5) that form the basis of publications. Based on this, we advise on all aspects of research data and their management, such as suitable data and metadata formats, repositories, publication of research data, and support for the creation of data management plans for project proposals.

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Can we also live without research data management? This video of the NYU Health Sciences Library shows in a hilarious way what happens if you want to take advantage of data from a project where no research data management was carried out. © CC-BY, https://www.youtube.com/user/nyuhsl