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OT-ST-WS-05 | How to write a data management plan?

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Prof. Dr. Frank-Oliver Glöckner, Dr. Ivaylo Kostadinov, Jimena Linares, Tanja Weibulat


Research data is constantly increasing in size and complexity. Besides new discovery opportunities, this also brings new challenges in managing the data. Some of the key aspects are the possibility to integrate data across scientific domains and to describe and publish the data in a way that makes it reusable for future generations of scientists. Interest in this is also shared by the funding agencies and the general public. Like any successful venture, good data management starts with a plan, a Data Management Plan, which outlines in detail what data will be produced, how it will be handled, preserved and shared.


The participants will get:

  • A general introduction to Research Data Management (RDM), covering trans-disciplinary concepts

  • A subject-specific focus on RDM for biodiversity and ecological research

  • A detailed introduction to the concept of Data Management Plans (DMPs)

  • An introduction to the GFBio service for DMP support

  • Hands-on experience in creating a DMP according to the DFG Guidelines on the handling of Research Data in Biodiversity Research


After the course the participants will have gained:

  • A detailed overview of the most important aspects of RDM

  • The ability to create their own DMP

The concepts and skills taught in the course are transferable to other disciplines.

Prior knowledge



A working internet connection


29.07.2021, 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00-15:00


Online via VC



Frank-Oliver Gloeckner

Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

Professor for Earth System Data Science at University Bremen

Ivaylo Kostadinov

Dr. Ivaylo Kostadinov

  • Technical Manager (NFDI4Biodiveristy Research Data Commons)
  • Team lead for Software Development & Deployment (GFBio e.V.)
Jimena Linares

Jimena Linares

Data Steward (GFBio e.V.)

  • Data curation services in the submission service
  • Support in Research Data Management
  • Helpdesk and user support
Tanja Weibulat

Tanja Weibulat

  • Support for scientists and collection curators in research data management

Other status groups or externals:

Free places will be offered to candidates on the waiting list after registration was closed (one week before the workshop takes place).