In many stages of the research process, the generation, use and management of data plays an important role. Further information can be found below.
The long-term approach to research data and their accessibility form the basis of successful research data management. Various institutions, research funders and publishers therefore provide guidelines for the way research data should be handled:
Research data are published in institutional or specialist repositories. The Repository of Research Data Repositories (re3data) provides an overview of the landscape of research data repositories.
Specialist repositories are intended for the community of a specific subject – regardless of the institutional connection. Specialist repositories are, for example:
MADATA is the research data repository of the University of Mannheim. It enables the researchers of the university to archive their data securely and to make it accessible as required.
Similar to other publications, the publication of research data is the final step in the research process. Research data should not be published in a repository until the final version is available.
If you need a repository for “living” research data, you can use a service like bwSync&Share . There you can store data flexibly and online so that you can access it together with your colleagues.