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The IT Department (ZID) and the Project Service of the mdw provide trainings on the use of the mdwRDM and data management on request.

Data Management Plan

A sound data management is a base of each research and has to be considered at the very beginning of the research process. An effective data management helps researches to use their data and releases time resources in order to redeploy them for the other research activities. Besides, all major funding agencies, including the European Union, require structured data management planning.

E.g. the Austrian Science Fund FWF recommends all applicants to observe the FWF's Open Access Policy, including Section VI, 'Open Research Data'. This means i.a. that it is necessary to allocate the necessary funds over the project's duration to ensure the preparation, archiving, open access and later use of research data in repositories (depending on the research field). The mdw Repository meets these requirements.

The structured data management plan (DMP) means a brief plan that defines how the data will be created and documented, who will be able to access it, whether (and how) it will be shared & preserved etc.