Organising research data
You want to store your research data in a structured way for later use in the working group or in preparation for a publication. On these pages we will show you how to use a data management plan to describe how to handle and organise your data. We will also show you where you can archive your research data to meet the requirements of funding organisations. We also provide a list of points of contact at the university for further information.
Effective and secure handling of data requires the creation and use of clear structures for organising your data. Effective data organisation includes systematic folder structures, defining a uniform format for folder and file names, as well as suitable storage locations.
Meaningful naming components are, for example:
- Title, with statement on content
- Abbreviation of the person responsible for the file
- Date in the format YYMMDD
- Version number (e.g. "v02")
Example of a file name: <YYMMDD_TitleMeasurement_Series_Editor_Version>.
Data visualisation and analysis at the University of Rostock
FAIRsharing is a curated platform for searching data and metadata standards. Different search entry points are offered: It is possible to search the name of the standard, to select specific properties of the standard, or to browse by subject area. The databases also contain policies.
Exchange, storage and long-term archiving of data
Rostock University's ITMZ and the library offer different options for storing and publishing your data.
Points of contact at the University
|Assistance and contact person
|Applying for a project
|Service Centre Projects (S1)
|Provision of necessary software
|IT and Media Centre software offers
|Legal advice/ethics advice
|University’s data protection officer
|Provision of necessary computing capacity
|IT and Media Centre’s High Performance Compute Cluster
|Rostock University Library DOI
|Record in the research information system
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