As great effort goes into producing research data, they are one of the most valuable resources a scientific institution has. Making research data available as the transparent basis of scientific statements
is good scientific practice. Research data should therefore be appropriately archived and made available to researchers for possible re-use.
In a resolution adopted by the Rektorat in November 2013, Bielefeld University calls on its scholars and scientists to improve the discoverability of their research data and, if possible, make them re-usable. Bielefeld University thereby became the first German university to adopt such a resolution.
Information on research data management, for example on the archiving, publication, registration, and citation of research data, can be found on the university's Kompetenzzentrum Forschungsdaten website. They can provide you with information about best practices and current funding guidelines and help you to draw up data management plans for future research projects.
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