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Overview of completed work packages 2016-2019

Here, you will find the completed work packages of the VerbundFDB from earlier project phases:

  Work package infrastructure for qualitative data/qualitative secondary research

  Work package metadata registry

   Work package collection and service policy

  Work package selection of research data

Work package infrastructure for qualitative data/qualitative secondary data

An increased discourse on qualitative secondary research can be observed in recent years. Still, practical experience remains lacking in this area. For this reason, the VerbundFDB intensified its exploratory activities in the field of qualitative data and, together with qualitative researchers, held a workshop (2017) to explore the opportunities and challenges in this area. Would you like to know more about the results? Please read our  report on the workshop (only available in German)!

contact person: Doris Bambey  (DIPF) 

Work package metadata registry

Metadata provide scientists with important information on the background of research projects, for example, they provide secondary researchers with information about the time when a study was conducted. The upload of metadata for secondary research must be standardised – especially in the case of different research data centres cooperating with each other. The IQB   has developed the Metadata Registry (MDR) as an open source tool  staff of research data centres and others can use to manage metadata sets and controlled vocabularies. This tool supports the cooperation of research data centres in the standardised use of metadata and thus contributes to greater harmonisation. Register now and use the free tool: https://mdr.iqb.hu-berlin.de/#/  .

contact person: Lisa Pegelow  (IQB)

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Work package collection and service policy

The processing of research data by research data centres depends on technical aspects, data sensitivity and documentation quality of the available data. They also vary in terms of their potential for subsequent use. Furthermore, archiving and provisioning services cannot be offered for all research data to the same extent for reasons of capacity and cost. But how (intensively) should and can data be processed and stored (curated)? With its collection and service policy, the VerbundFDB has defined standards for differentiated processing of research data. This enables criteria-based, transparent and traceable processing of data. You can find out more about our service policy here (only available in German). 

contact person: Maike Porzelt  (DIPF)

Work package selection of research data

Which data should be archived and made available for which period of time and in which form? The large and increasing amount of research data and the limited resources available for archiving require a determination of selection criteria and procedures for differentiated processing of research data. In this context, it is important to include the potential for subsequent use of research data. In a workshop (2018), researchers from various disciplines discussed criteria which influence the potential for subsequent use from the point of view of the researchers using the data. You can read more about the results in our  report of the workshop (only available in German)!

contact person: Claudia Neuendorf  (IQB)