Research Data Management

The ongoing process of digitalization (“Digital Revolution” - German Council for Research Data Infrastructure (RfII) 2016) of the whole research process faces major challenges for actors in the domains of science and policy. From first ideas and interests to results and final publications – the amount and heterogeneity of data which is produced within the “scientific lifecycle” grows dramatically.

This site gives an overview on the topic of research data management and related projects at the University of Bremen. We offer support regarding all related questions and advice on how to develop a data management plan. We also offer advanced training courses via the Bremen Early Career Researcher Development (BYRD).



Dr. Björn Oliver Schmidt
+49 421 218-60304
Gebäude SFG, Raum 3290


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Noemi Betancort-Cabrera E-Mail
+421 218-59592


Forschungsdatenrepositorien und Projekte an der Universität Bremen


PANGAEA, the most prominent with more than 350,000 data sets, is jointly run by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Center for Marine Environmental Science (MARUM) at the University of Bremen. PANGAEA is member of the ICSU World Data System (WDS). It is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research.




Storing, documenting and providing qualitative interview data in three dimensions.

  • Metadata about the data set itself,
  • Context data about the research process,
  • Primary data, mostly transcripts of qualitative interviews.


ParlGov contains data on elections and governments for all EU and most OECD members for the entire post-war period. The database combines parties, elections with election results and governing parties.



openEASE is a web-based knowledge service providing robot and human activity data. Comprehensive Data about episodes, in which humans and robots perform complex manipulation tasks is logged into a big data database.