bw2FDM is structured in four areas:
- Coordination of the cross-cutting topics of the four Science Data Centers (SDCs) in Baden-Württemberg
- Further development of the information platform forschungsdaten.info
- Advice and training in the field of research data management (RDM)
- Planning and carrying out the conference E-Science Days
One aim of the project is to assist the SDCs with building up the centres as well as with addressing joint questions. This includes activities to promote the network between the SDCs, link them to the project bwHPC-S5, and increase their visibility for the research communities in Germany and Europe. In particular, bw2FDM complements the SDCs' activities especially by establishing working groups to work on cross-cutting topics, such as legal questions, external presentation, business models, metadata, training/education.
Furthermore, bw2FDM will advance the information platform forschungdaten.info. This platform is the leading German language information source for all questions related to research data management (RDM) with RDM-specialists from the entire German-speaking area working together as editors. The information platform was evaluated during the current project phase. The research areas will be expanded and further initiatives will have the opportunity to present themselves in the section on RDM in the German-speaking area.
The project offers trainings and webinars, and training material is provided as OERs, for example on forschungsdaten.info. The visibility of the activities is ensured through systematic networking and outreach during conferences and in publications. The software Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO) provided under rdmo.forschungsdaten.info, will be expanded for compiling data management plans.
Last but not least, bw2FDM organizes the E-Science-Days 2021 and 2023, and thereby supports the nationwide exchange of knowledge and experiences related to RDM. The results and presentations will be made available as open access publications.
bw2FDM is continuing and building on the structures and results of its predecessor projects bwFDM-Info I and bwFDM-Info II.
bw2FDM overview by working areas / Axtmann u. Reifschneider / CC BY 4.0
The project is funded by Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK).