The German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) – Information Centre for Life Sciences offers unique opportunities for researchers to obtain information and manage research data in the life science fields. ZB MED has signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access in 2003, and is thus committed to the concept of Open Access (OA) for research results; it now provides comprehensive support in this area. ZB MED also has its own Open Access Policy, which stipulates that ZB MED employees should publish their own research results openly, also research data. ZB MED offers an OA publishing platform for life sciences named PUBLISSO. PUBLISSO provides support to researchers working in the life sciences who wish to make their work and research data freely accessible through OA publishing. It offers extended comprehensive information on Research Data Management (RDM) and digital preservation. ZB MED defines RDM as a process that involves a series of steps and methods that aim at making research data usable over the long-term. These steps (with their potential associated ZB MED services in brackets) are: (1) planning RDM (RDMO4Life), (2) data collection, (3) data processing/analysis (documentation by usingElectronic Lab Notebooks), (4) making research data referenceable and discoverable (DOI-service), (5) adding metadata, (6) assessing data quality, (7) sharing/publishing research data and safeguarding access (Specialist Repository for Life Sciences, Repository Finder for Life Sciences), (8) archiving research data and ensuring long-term interpretability (digital long-term preservation) and (9) searching for and using research data (LIVIVO). RDM yields scientifically verifiable and machine-readable research data that can be used in future research projects. These services all aim at making research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable (FAIR). In this poster we will summarize the aforementioned elements provided by ZB MED and supporting FAIR Research Data Management and Open Science.
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Name & surname:
Justine Vanderdorpe, Leyla Garcia, Birte Lindstaedt, Ursula Arning, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
Relevance / Link to RDA:
Research data management is a subject discussed at different interest and working groups. At ZB MED, we support Life and Agrucultural Science researchers to create FAIR RDM plans within the Open Science iniative. We would like therefore to share our contribution to these ends.