FAQ: Research data
Frequently Asked Questions
How relevant is good research data management to the evaluation of proposals?
Relevance in terms of review and evaluation depends on the project in question and can be influenced by the subject-specific culture of data handling. Concrete requirements for applicants currently apply in the biodiversity sciences and in educational research. In all subject areas, applicants are expected to clearly address the question of whether relevant and re-usable research data will be generated by their project and, if so, which subject-specific repositories can be used for the longer-term storage of the research data.
Where can I find further subject-specific information on this topic?
Where can I find suitable academic information infrastructures in my field?
The search portals RIsources and re3data enable users to search for suitable information infrastructures.
What funding programmes are available for the development and expansion of information infrastructures?
For information on suitable funding programmes, see:
Applying for funding
What costs can researchers apply to the DFG for to cover research data management?
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any further questions about research data:
Many research institutions operate advisory centres on the handling of research data or employ research data officers.