We provide comprehensive consultation for all areas of research data management:

Whether it is about archiving, publishing or licensing your data for joint and subsequent use, we are happy to advise. We will give you tips on how to create metadata and store your data in a structured way. Recommendations on file formats and suitable repositories facilitate the sustainable storage of your data.

Would you like to switch from paper to digital formats? We offer a wide range of electronic laboratory notebooks, which you are welcome to test and use for your research.

Data management plan

Do you need a data management plan for your external funding application? Use the Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO) to easily create one using predefined questionnaires and get advice from us.

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Centrally managing research data, using central computing capacity Computing and storage resources

Every research project requires computing and storage resources, which can take a lot of time and effort to manage within each unit. That is why the ZIM provides such resources as centrally managed services that are available to all departments.

When using ZIM services, you do not need to procure any hardware or organise maintenance and repairs yourself.

The RDS team has compiled these services as, based on previous experience, they have proven particularly useful for managing research data.

You can simply request these services via an online form. Of course, we will be happy to help if you have any questions.

In order to select the best services for your use case, we recommend that you create a data management plan and consult the RDS team.

Which storage option is the right one for me? Storage matrix

The ZIM provides different types of technology for storing data – from tape drives through to geo-distributed object storage. Please find an overview of the most important central storage options in our storage matrix.

As a rule, we can also provide suitable solutions for all kinds of computing tasks:

Storage matrix

Research funding

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Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.