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Research Data Day 2022

Oct 27, 2022 | 09:15 AM - 04:00 PM
Community exchange

Community exchange
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Research Data Day 2022 at Freie Universität Berlin - Learn, network, join the discussion!

Research data, their sustainable management, publication and analysis have gained high relevance in all scientific disciplines in recent years. After a pandemic-related break, our Research Data Day is now entering its second round after 2019: In several online modules in the morning as well as an in-presence module in the afternoon (each separately bookable), the Research Data Day 2022 on Oct. 27, 2022, offers a forum for networking and exchange about subject- and data-specific needs as well as research data management solutions at Freie Universität. You are welcome to present your own data-based project in the afternoon with a poster (Call for Posters) – or join the get-together.

All interested parties – doctoral students, researchers, faculty, and other members of Freie Universität – are welcome.


Online (Webex): 09:15 – 12:50: Project presentations, breakout rooms

Face-to-face: 14:30 – 16:00: Poster session and get-together
Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Room L 115 and L 116 (first floor), Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26 (Silberlaube), 14195 Berlin


Opening (in German)

Sibylle Söring, Head of the Research Data Management Team of the University Library


Opening Address (in German)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Petra Knaus, Vice President Research of Freie Universität Berlin (VP4)


Research Data Management – The Role of Libraries (in German)

Dr. Andreas Brandtner, Executive Director of the University Library

Session I: Research Data in Practice – Project Presentations (online) (in German and English)




Session II: Parallel Breakout Rooms – learn, network, join the discussion! (Online)

In four parallel breakout rooms, we look at different aspects of research data management. First, we introduce the topics through short keynote presentations. Afterwards, the focus will be on discussion and exchange.

Language (en/ger) will be decided together at the beginning




1. Research Data in the Humanities

The topic of research data has also gained momentum in the humanities – especially the digital humanities – in recent years. Associated with this are questions about a definition of research data that takes into account the specific methods and procedures of the humanities (when is something a research datum?), questions about criteria for long-term accessibility (what should be preserved and how?), and finally questions about the types of data, methods, and procedures typical of the humanities when it comes to deriving best practice models. Using examples from the Ada Lovelace Center for Digital Humanities, but also with the help of your own examples, we would like to enter into a conversation with you about the subject- and data-specific challenges and potentials surrounding research data in the humanities.

Impulse presentations and moderation:


2. Publishing high-quality Research Data

Research data publications are of high quality if they comply with FAIR principles and are as openly accessible as possible. We would like to share with you your experiences with research data publications and, at the same time, provide suggestions on which elements in research data publications are crucial for high quality and good reusability. Elfrun Lehmann and Andreas Hübner will present best practices in short impulses, and lawyer Jan Schrick will be available to answer possible questions about the legal situation.

Impulse presentations and moderation:

  • Elfrun Lehmann, data repository manager in the project TRR170
  • Dr. Andreas Hübner, Liaison Librarian, Geo Sciences, Research Data Management Team of the University Library
  • Jan Schrick, Department of Legal Affairs for Research and Transfer at Freie Universität Berlin


3. Research Data in Doctoral and Undergraduate Studies

Research data management is an important part of research and good scientific practice, and should therefore become a part of higher education and of PhD programs. In most PhD projects, various data is generated and in Bachelor and Master theses data are collected, enriched, analysed and visualized, too.

In this session, we discuss with you (students, PhD students, but also lecturers or coordinators from B.A., M.A., and PhD programs) how we are currently learning research data management, what experiences you have had in your studies and in your PhD program and what support you would like or would have wished for. In this session, network with other students, PhD students or lecturers who are also interested in the topic.

The Research Data Day program is in German, but we will conduct this session in English, so everyone can join in.

Impulse presentations and moderation:

  • Esther Asef, Research Data Management Consultant, University Library
  • Dr. Sven Paßmann, researcher, FDNext
  • Bertram Welker, Dahlem Research School


4. Research Data Management Services at Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität offers various services on the topic of research data management.

In short presentations, we will first introduce some services offered by the University Library (including consulting, training, and publication of data) and ZEDAT (backup and data security strategies); an open discussion will then provide space for your questions and suggestions. Exchange ideas with experts and users.

Impulse presentations and moderation:

  • Heinz-Alexander Fütterer, Research Data Management Consultant, University Library
  • Bernd Melchers, ZEDAT
  • Birgit Schlegel, Head of the Dissertations Department/Institutional Repository of the University Library


Wrap-up: Results of the Breakout Rooms (plenary)



Poster Session and Get-together (in presence)

(Seminarzentrum, rooms L115 and L116, please note that for poster session and get-together in the seminar center there is a participation limit of 60 persons, see also Basic Hygiene Plan for Reintroducing Normal On-site Operations with Pandemic-Related Protective Measures).


Poster Session and Get-together

Would you like to present your own poster or contribute a keynote speech? Go to Call for Posters

Poster Presentations:
  1. Concept Development for Collaborative Research Data Management Services
    Lea-Sophie Orozco Prado, University Library
  2. FDNext
    Dr. Sven Paßmann, University Library
  3. RDM-Services at Freie Universität
    Research Data Management Team of the University Library
  4. INF: TRR 170 Data Management – Building a planetary data portal
    Elfrun Lehmann et al., Department of Earth Sciences
  5. Oral-History.Digital – A digital research environment for audiovisual narrative interviews
    Herdis Kley et al., Digital Interview Collections, University Library

  6. MaRDI – The Mathematical Research Data Initiative
    Dr. Marcus Weber et al., Zuse Institute Berlin

  7. FAIR Assessment im Charité Dashboard on Responsible Research
    Dr. Jan Taubitz et al., Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité
  8. Sind Ihre Daten auch sicher?
    Bernd Melchers, ZEDAT
  9. Promises and Pitfalls of Translating Political Texts into Data
    Dr. Antonios Souris, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
  10. Information Management and Information Infrastructure on the Collaborative Research Center 1449
    Manuel Güterbock, Zuse Institute Berlin
  11. Research Data Management at ZIB
    Tim Hasler, Zuse Institute Berlin
  12. Setting your Data in Context – with PID
    Johannes Hercher, University Library
  13. NFDI4Biodiversity, Datenvielfalt für Artenvielfalt
    Katja Luther


Last update: 26.10.2022

Target group

All members of Freie Universität Berlin are welcome (PhD students, researchers, consultants, etc.)


Registration is no longer possible.


During the week of the Research Data Day, we will also offer three training sessions (online) on the topic. You are invited to participate in these trainings as well:

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2022 | 09:15 AM - 04:00 PM

09:15 - 12:50: Online via Webex
14:30 - 16:00: Freie Universität Berlin, Seminarzentrum, Room L 115 and L 116 (first floor), Otto-von-Simson-Str. 26 (Silberlaube), 14195 Berlin

Further Information

Questions can be answered by the Research Data Management team.