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A Digital Research Space for the BUA

The Berlin University Alliance has a high scientific output in the form of publications and research data. So far, these heterogeneous digital resources have been partially made available through isolated data repositories located at the institutions, thus, scattering the resources over several data silos. The research project "A Digital Research Space for the BUA" aims to develop an open-source platform to explore and analyze these digital resources, improving the accessibility and discoverability of the data.

In the project, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin cooperate in the platform development. At Freie Universität Berlin, the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Research Group examines the role of digital research environments for research processes, introducing a new concept of scholarly usability. The HCC assesses scholarly, administrative, and educational requirements within participatory design workshops. In the process, direct and indirect stakeholders (e.g., researchers, librarians) will collaborate in these co-creation design sessions to reflect requirements, examine prototypes, and debate on potential platform designs. We focus on selected use cases and derive recommendations.

Project Partners

Project Team

Daniel Sivizaca Conde, Technische Universität Berlin

E-Mail: sivizaca.conde@tu-berlin.de


Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn, Freie Universität Berlin