Dr. Rainer Stotzka studied technical cybernetics in Stuttgart and received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in 1995. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Steinbuch Centre for Computing, he leads a software development group for “Data Exploitation methods”. Within the Helmholtz activity “Large Scale Data Management and Analysis” he is responsible for the “Data Life Cycle Lab Key Technologies” inducing novel research data management methods to scientific experiments. He is involved in various national and international research projects and initiatives, e.g. DARIAH, MASi, NFFA Europe, RDA and the Collaborative Research Centre "Episteme in Motion". Within the last years he and his research group published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals.