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

TKFDM announces 5th FAIRest dataset award

The Thuringian Research Data Management Competence Network is sponsoring the fifth "FAIRest Dataset" Award.


We are looking for: the FAIRest dataset in Thuringia

Have you or your research group published a dataset that complies with the FAIR principles? Then take part in the fifth FAIRest Dataset Award! The Thuringian Research Data Management Competence Network (TKFDM) awards prize money of up to 2000 Euros to the dataset that best implements the FAIR principles. The FAIR principles were published in 2016 and are intended to help improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of research data.


Award ceremony as part of the Thüringer FDM-Tage 2024

The winners will be announced during the Thüringer RDM Days 2024 and will have the opportunity to present their institution and their project. This year the motto is "Becoming literate in the Data Universe - Von der Datenkompetenz bis zur Anwendung von KI" and the event will take place online on June 18th and 19th. More information on the Thuringian RDM Days 2023 will follow soon here.


Conditions of participation

From February 15th to April 15th, 2024, all scientists at Thuringian universities have the opportunity to submit their published datasets, provided that they did not already receive the award in any previous FAIRest Dataset competitions. The submitted datasets are evaluated by the members of the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management on the basis of the FAIR principles.


More information about conditions of participation can be found here.



  •  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