In order to be able to integrate good or best-practice models for collaborative service structures into the concept development, various expert interviews with RDM competence centers in Germany and Europe took place in the first half of 2022:
- Expert interview “RDM-Incentives”, March 31, 2022, with Dr. Miriam Kip (BIH Quest Center, Charité Berlin)
- Projects such as “Open Data LoM” or “MERIT” by the Charité BIH Quest Center promote openness and transparency in science. Various incentives (e.g. prizes) can contribute to research data being published more frequently in order to make research results accessible and, if necessary, reusable in accordance with the FAIR principles and in the spirit of good scientific practice.
- Expert interview “RDM Competence Center”, April 25th, 2022, with the University of Utrecht (RDM Support)
- Located at the University Library of Utrecht University, the Research Data Management Support Team, a multidisciplinary network of data experts from the university, provides a comprehensive range of services in the areas of training, infrastructure, advice, RDM-related tools and RDM guidelines. The discussion highlighted the importance of networking with relevant administrative units and various advisory services tailored to researchers.
- Expert interview "RDM Competence Center", April 27th, 2022, with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DH Competence and Data Center and University Library)
- The focus of the DH Competence and Data Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a sustainable providing of IT infrastructure, project consulting and the offering of various RDM services. The subject-specific orientation in the field of Digital Humanities enables a targeted development of the service offers and a multifaceted support of numerous DH projects.
- Expert interview “RDM Competence Center”, May 13th, 2022, with the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (eResearch Alliance)
- The eResearch Alliance offers researchers at the Göttingen Campus a wide range of tools, services, training and consulting in the areas of research data management and eResearch in order to sustainably strengthen digital research. In this context, the great importance of a central contact and coordination point in supporting researchers, as offered by the eRA, becomes clear.