The department provides high quality research data and information for use in landscape research and research management through centrally managed repositories, databases, intranet- and web-based collaborative platforms as well as reporting and documentation systems. We support open science and assist getting access to research information. Please use our public links or contact us, if further assistance is needed.
We support and encourage researcher and administration to manage and archive ZALF research data on an institutional level and register and publish these data for re-use within the public domain. As publication agent in cooperation with the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology we offer services for registration and publication of research data since 2010. Our ZALF open-research-data repository, targeting landscape research data, has been registered with Thomson Reuters Web of Science in 2015.
ZALF Open Research Data
ZALF data catalog
ZALF weather stations
Map of project partners
DataCite (partner link)
Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index (partner link) and search in Data Citation Index with Web of Science (partner link)
We design, implement and develop ,Net, SharePoint and SQL Server based system environments for internal collaboration, external presentation, research platforms and project sites. We provide repositories as well as content- and document management systems for data- and information management and we assist in internet domain and webspace acquisition and maintenance.
Efficient controlling and reporting systems as well as publishing infrastructures are based on standardized collection of information about research activities. We follow the recommendations of the Wissenschaftsrat about the Core Data Set on Research Activities and the requirements that emerge from the research at ZALF to make research output and context comparable, consistent and quality checked. Our vision is an infrastructure of cross-linked research information, based on core data sets, context and semantic web.
On request we take over video and photo production with respect to research themes and during scientific events, including post-processing and publishing.
We offer and organize support, workshops and trainings covering all services provided. Main topics are: