The Göttingen eResearch Alliance is an initiative of the University of Göttingen to assist all researchers on the Göttingen Campus (GC) with eResearch related questions and data management issues. As a central point of contact for researchers, research associations and faculties the eResearch Alliance represents the University's joint forces of the central infrastructure providers, the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) and the Göttingen University's Computing and IT Competence Centre (GWDG).
The Göttingen eResearch Alliance was established in 2014 by the University’s Presidential Board to generally promote eResearch on the Göttingen Campus, to coordinate the corresponding IT and information scientific activities and to supply its own advice and training portfolio. Its founding partners are the GWDG and SUB, since 2015 also the University Medical Center is a partner.
The Göttingen eResearch Alliance strongly contributes to develop the digital research infrastructure in a sustainable and innovative way. The cooperation of these experienced infrastructure providing institutions ensures the transferring of knowledge between the partners and across the Campus. Further, this alliance supports the Göttingen Campus' mission to promote joint measures for teaching young reserachers and to provide an excellent research infrastructure.
Göttingen University was one of the first German universities to release a Research Data Guideline (July 1, 2014) to guide its researchers in the various questions concerning research data. This guideline builds on the University of Göttingen’s Principles of Good Scientific Practice and the University of Göttingen’s Open Access Policy and is aligned to the respective national guidelines provided by the DFG (the German Research Foundation) on Good Scientific Practice.
By establishing the Göttingen eResearch Alliance and extending infrastructures for research data the Göttingen University actively takes up its responsibility to provide institutional support to researchers concerning the implementation of its Research Data Policy.