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What is research data?

MyTitle: What is research data?
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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClassDF630E1E2189455AB12F893AA5B2B4FE"><p> Research data includes all data generated in the scientific work process. They can be created e.g. by digitization, source research, field experiments, laboratory measurements, polls, simulations or surveys and are described by metadata. </p> <ul><li> <a href="https&#58;//doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2567723" title="ZALF data policy">ZALF Data Policy</a></li></ul></div>
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What is research data?

Research data includes all data generated in the scientific work process. They can be created e.g. by digitization, source research, field experiments, laboratory measurements, polls, simulations or surveys and are described by metadata.

What is a data publication (journal)?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClassB699CECD1E724C7387753ED1023E344B"><p>Research data can be published as a data paper (similar to a conventional paper) in a specialized data journal. As a rule, the data must be already&#160;in a qualified repository.</p></div>
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What is a data publication (journal)?

Research data can be published as a data paper (similar to a conventional paper) in a specialized data journal. As a rule, the data must be already in a qualified repository.

What is a data publication (in a repository)?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClass93E0C1F6A2FF419BAA0713C31873C88A"><p>Research data can be published in a data repository. In our repository data is provided with an DOI. That makes data unique and citable. <span><span>The publication of research data is required by the research funding institutions (DFG, BMBF etc.), it makes research visible and reusable in the long term and can be the basis for data publication.</span></span><br></p></div>
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What is a data publication (in a repository)?

Research data can be published in a data repository. In our repository data is provided with an DOI. That makes data unique and citable. The publication of research data is required by the research funding institutions (DFG, BMBF etc.), it makes research visible and reusable in the long term and can be the basis for data publication.

What is research data management (RDM)?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClassDC9CD654392D4E1D8537A242DA61ECD4"><p>​​The process that leads to the long-term (re)usability of research data. RDM makes your research visible and your data findable and reusable in the long term.</p></div>
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What is research data management (RDM)?

​​The process that leads to the long-term (re)usability of research data. RDM makes your research visible and your data findable and reusable in the long term.

What is the research data life cycle?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClassF88E0E4BE1984DA981C8663669F4D982"><p>The life cycle includes&#58; planning, collection, processing, storage, publication, archiving and (re)use. Important methods and procedures are&#58; Description with metadata and quality assurance.</p></div>
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What is the research data life cycle?

The life cycle includes: planning, collection, processing, storage, publication, archiving and (re)use. Important methods and procedures are: Description with metadata and quality assurance.

What is a data management plan (DMP)?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClassA88CB88B14DB4840A2B820F55C821FBF"><p>Among other things, the DMP contains the methods and procedures as well as actors who are involved in the entire research data management. Important information from the DMP can be part of the metadata. A DMP should be created at the beginning of the research process, e.g. at the start of a project, and is sometimes required by funding agencies. We will gladly assist you with the creation of your DMP and provide DMP templates for the following funding agencies&#58; <a href="/en/forschung_lehre/dataservice/Documents/TEMPLATE_DMP_DFG_ZALF_EN_V1.docx" title="Download&#58; DMP template">DFG</a>. These already contain a lot of relevant information about the ZALF data management and have to be adapted by you to the specific project conditions.<br></p></div>
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What is a data management plan (DMP)?

Among other things, the DMP contains the methods and procedures as well as actors who are involved in the entire research data management. Important information from the DMP can be part of the metadata. A DMP should be created at the beginning of the research process, e.g. at the start of a project, and is sometimes required by funding agencies. We will gladly assist you with the creation of your DMP and provide DMP templates for the following funding agencies: DFG. These already contain a lot of relevant information about the ZALF data management and have to be adapted by you to the specific project conditions.

Where can I find more information?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClass6BF9C34F92654A049F2E1B4A52D2B9D7"><p> <a href="https&#58;//www.dfg.de/download/pdf/foerderung/grundlagen_dfg_foerderung/forschungsdaten/forschungsdaten_checkliste_de.pdf" title="Link to DFG checklist research data">DFG checklist research data</a></p><p> <a title="Go to website forschungsdaten.org with FAIR data principles" href="https&#58;//www.forschungsdaten.org/index.php/FAIR_data_principles" target="_blank">FAIR&#58; Findable, Acc​essible, Interoperable and Reu​sable</a> </p><p> <a href="https&#58;//www.forschungsdaten.org/index.php/Hauptseite" title="RD Wiki">Research data Wiki</a></p><p> <a href="https&#58;//www.forschungsdaten.info/" title="Information platform research data management">Information platform research data management</a></p></div>
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Which data journals are available?

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MyTextfeld: <div class="ExternalClass60D5D9302D2048FBAB8494EC99C7C13D"><h4>A good overview of <a href="https&#58;//www.forschungsdaten.org/index.php/Data_Journals" target="_blank" title="Data Journals">data journals</a></h4><ul><li> <a href="/de/forschung_lehre/dataservice/Documents/Datenjournals.pdf" title="List with data journals"> <img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" data-themekey="#" alt="" />Current list as download​</a></li></ul><h4>The following data journals are common among Zalf scientists​&#58;</h4><ul><li> <a href="https&#58;//www.nature.com/sdata/" title="Scientific Data" target="_blank">Scientific Data</a> (Natur​e Publishing Group)</li><li> <a href="https&#58;//library.wur.nl/ojs/index.php/odjar" title="Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research" target="_blank">Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research</a> (Wageningen)</li><li> <a href="https&#58;//oneecosystem.pensoft.net/" target="_blank" title="One Ecosystem">One Ecosystem</a> (Pensoft)</li><li> <a href="https&#58;//www.earth-system-science-data.net/" title="Earth System Science Data (ESSD)" target="_blank">Earth System Science Data - ESSD</a> (Copernicus Publications)</li><li> <a href="https&#58;//www.journals.elsevier.com/data-in-brief" title="Data in Brief" target="_blank">Data in Brief​</a> (Elsevier)</li></ul></div>
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Which data journals are available?

A good overview of data journals

The following data journals are common among Zalf scientists​:

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