Research Data Management

Research Data Management is a research area that has become more important in the recent years. It is widely known in the community for its research topics such as Data Access, Data Archiving, Data Infrastructures, Data Preservation, Data Reuse, Data Science, Metadata, Open Data and Open Science. 

Against the backdrop of the large and growing data base of GESIS, as well as the related offers for data reference and data archiving, research in this area is an important component for the expansion and progress of the related infrastructures.

Research in this field is concerned with long time preservation, data documentation and the legal framework of data access and licensing of data. Topics in this research area address the challenges arising from data sharing and data security. Additional important research topics are the creation of data documentation standards and meta data, the handling of new data types such as digital behavioral data and long time preservation issues.