First Steps


You can start consciously managing your research data at any time in your research process. The RWTH Research Data Management Team will also be happy to support and guide you along the introduction on a conceptual level.

In this German First Steps PowerPoint, the tasks of data management are focused on the data life cycle. The process usually starts with planning the research project, followed by data collection, and data analysis. Then you have to archive your data on a suitable medium according to the rule of good academic practice. More and more sponsors are demanding not only the storage of data but also access to the data, which is possible in the form of a publication. Your data can then be reused by yourself, your community, or by other researchers from another department.


Case Study From Research Data Management

Follow the fictional squirrel researcher Luise Leader as she takes her first steps in research data management with the following case study.