Research Data Management


The University of Erfurt is a partner of the  Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management, which provides information and materials on the subject of "Research data management in Thuringia" on its website. Here on site we advise all members of the University of Erfurt as well as members of the Thuringian universities of applied sciences from the areas of humanities, economics and pedagogy on all aspects of research data management that emerge during research.
The Research Data Management Service located at the library works closely with the Research and Graduate Service and the URMZ. We cooperate with the data protection officer and establish the contact for the publication services of the Electronic Text Center.

For your project,  we would be happy to bring the right partners together.


We offfer consultation services on the following topics

  • FDM-related support for funding / project applications
  • Creation of a data management plan
  • Finding and citing research data
  • Publication of research data, licenses and persistent identification
  • Securing and archiving of research data

Thuringian RDM Days 2024

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The Thuringian RDM Days will take place this year on June 18 and 19, 2024 under the motto "Becoming literate in the Data Universe - From data literacy to the application of AI". The two-day online conference will start with an introduction to research data management, which is aimed at all Thuringian researchers regardless of their level of qualification. On the first day of the event, the focus will be on Thuringia's research data management activities. We will give you an insight into the projects and initiatives in the state, present the winners of the FAIRest Dataset Award 2024 and answer the following questions, among others:

- What do data stewards do and who can make use of their services?

- What has happened with RDM at the applied universities?

- How is the development of the Thuringian research data repository REFODAT progressing?

The second day of the event will start with a keynote speech by the German Research Foundation on the influence of artificial intelligence on science and the DFG's funding activities and will also include exciting sessions on the topics of data literacy, effective research data management for AI applications and AI ethics.

Registration for the event is free of charge.

Click here to register.

The detailed program can be found below the registration. The language of the event and the talks is german!


  •  DFG Specification of Requirements Relating to the Handling of Research Data in Funding Proposals. It will now be mandatory for proposals to include details (cf. Ckecklist) 
  • The DFG Priority Programme 1859 "Experience and Expectation. Historical Foundations of Economic Behavior", the Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin have founded the open access repository and research data hub "Emporion" together. .It is intended to promote free, standard-compliant publication – in particular based on the FAIR principles – of socio-historical research data (e.g. time series, statistical and panel data, text mining analyses) and data papers and is also available for contributions from corporate, environmental and technical history.  [further Information]




Nadine Neute
Dr. Nadine Neute
Research Data Management
(Erfurt University Library)
Universitätsbibliothek (UB) / Raum 140
Office hours
Mon. -Fr. 9.00-12.00
or by appointment