The next Göttingen Summer School on Data Science will be held from August 02 to August 16 2018.

This two-week program aims at advanced MA- and beginning PhD students from any discipline who are interested in learning about the many facets of data science. In a series of lectures, the participants will be introduced to the field of data science from different vantage points. Practical sessions will allow students to apply different theories and methods in practice, both individually and in teams.

Topics will cover:

  • Data management, Data sharing and Data publication
  • Open Science
  • Legal and ethical aspects (e.g. Licensing, Copyright)
  • Infrastructures and Platforms (HPC, CloudComputing, CloudStorage)
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods
  • Data processing I (eg. Text, Image and Database Analysis)
  • Data processing II (eg. Visualization & storytelling)
  • Application Examples

Registration is open now - Deadline for Application: Jan 26 2018!

More information and registration under

Das Geographische Institut der Georg-August-Universität veranstaltet einen Esri Campustag. Er bietet Studierenden und Lehrenden fachübergreifend Einblicke zum Thema Softwareeinsatz bei räumlichen Fragestellungen. Der Campustag ist für Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene nach vorheriger Anmeldung (Restplätze) offen.

Termin: Donnerstag / Freitag, 19./20.04.2018

Ort: Fakultät für Geowissenschaften und Geographie, Goldschmidtstr. 5, 37077 Göttingen.

Nähere Informationen: Esri Campustag 2018.

The registration for the Pre-RDA Symposium "The critical role of university RDM infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge" in Göttingen is open now. You can register here.

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We look forward to welcoming you in Göttingen!

All over the world universities and libraries have started the task of developing research data services. Ideally such initiatives aim to result in a complete service portfolio covering the entire research lifecycle: Support in writing proposals and data management plans, repository infrastructures for the storage of data, support in publishing data, assignment of persistent identifiers, lecturing in data management, etc. This broad scope means that such services are often seen as requiring a joint effort from from university, library, IT center, faculties and other stakeholders.

Currently nowhere in the world such a complete support scenario has been established. It is timely for actors in the various dimensions of such initiatives internationally to share their experiences, research and insights.
In this symposium we will explore the topic and hear research papers, practice papers and lightening talks from organisations that have started to offer such services in whole or in part on their campus. The symposium will provide a forum for universities and libraries to share their experience and to learn from each other.

The symposium will take place as a precursor event to the RDA plenary meeting in Berlin, 21.-23. March 2018 and will be co-organised by CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Council for Science. Attendance will be both by invitation and open registration. For more information please visit:

On December 06 the DARIAH-DE Repository has been launched to support research data management in the Arts and Humanities. The data can be stored permanently, will stay reusable and identifiable. Researchers can manage their stored data on their own responsibility. The repository supports all formats of data and data will be published Open Access. For more Information have a look at (German) or (Englisch).
The operation of the DARIAH-DE Repository will be ensured by the Humanities Data Center (HDC).


The next info event for researchers at UMG on research data management will take place from 11:00 - 12:00 a.m. in lecture hall 91/92 on Friday November 24, 2017. During your daily research routine, digital data occour in different amounts and forms. The event will give your an overview about existing data management services at UMG.

Organisiert von der Landesinitiative NFDI der Digitalen Hochschule NRW findet am 20.11.2017 ein Workshop an der RWTH Aachen zum Thema elektronische Laborbücher (ELN) statt.

Ziel des Workshops ist es, interessierten Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern einen Überblick über verfügbare und erprobte Technologien zu geben und diese Lösungen an den individuellen Ansprüchen zu messen.

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In June the two year project Göttingen Research Data Exploratory (GRAcE), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, took up its work. It aims to develop a planning instrument to support the campus-wide establishment and sustainable operation of research data management services. This tool will be developed using the Göttingen Campus as an example, but will also be applicable to other campuses. For more information please look at the Blogpost.

A workshop called "Next Generation Medicine? Ethical, Legal and Technological Questions of Genomic High-Throughput Sequencing in the Clinic" organised by the GenoPerspective Consortium will take place at the University Medical Center Goettingen, Lecture Hall MED 25, Von-Siebold-Straße 3, 37075 Goettingen. For more information please have a look at the attached file.

Research Bazaar at Göttingen International Summer School on Data Science

Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 18:30h
Venue: Alfred-Hessel-Saal, Historical Building SUB, Papendiek 14, Göttingen


At the research bazaar, the local researchers are invited to present their work through the lens of data science methods, taking the opportunity to connect to other researchers on the campus, exchanging ideas and experiences and to engage the students and young scientist participating in the summer school. We will provide a venue (Hessel-Saal at the historical building of the SUB, Papendiek 14) with tables, poster walls, and flip charts to accommodate the individual projects.

The day will be concluded by a barbecue for all participants.

If you are interested to contribute, please drop us a message at until June 30. We are open to any suggestion and would also be happy if you volunteer to co-organize this research bazaar and make it become a success.

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