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!

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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 occur in different amounts and forms. The event will give you 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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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:

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.

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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Introducing a new workshop series with the title Göttingen eResearch Toolbox Series. This series aims to highlight digital tools that have the potential to shape the everyday work life of a wider audience of researchers on the campus. Together with invited experienced users, we intend to foster the exchange of experiences, best practices, and stimulate the experimentation with/ use of new tools.

The first part of the series will cover the topic: Electronic (Lab) Note Keeping

22.06.2017, 11.00-14.30 Uhr, Central Campus Library, Platz der Göttinger Sieben, „Großes Konferenzzimmer“ (3rd floor)

The workshop will cover short presentations and discussions about key aspects of electronic (lab) notekeeping in academic research.

We would like to bring together different pioneers and interested parties, especially at the Göttingen Campus (but also at other locations), for an exchange of experience on different approaches regarding electronic (laboratory) research documentation.

Invited talks

  • Nicole Jung, Chemotion,KIT
  • Timo Gnadt, EFForTS - Research Data Management and Integrative Statistical Analysis, SUB
  • Harald Kusch, RSpace, UMG
  • Erik Schliep, Labfolder, MPI-BPC AG Stark 

Please indicate your attendance via the following link until June 16:


We already started the workshop documentation:öttingen_eResearch_Toolbox_Series

Please feel free to add any relevant information or comment to the documents.






Introduction, Collection of discussion topics

Jens Dierkes/Harald Kusch


Chemotion Karlsruhe

Nicole Jung


Labfolder: MPI-BPC AG Stark

Erik Schliep


RSpace: SFB 1002/1190

Harald Kusch





Discussion tables



Summarizing discussion

Jens Dierkes/Harald Kusch


Optional: Live demonstration(s)

Harald Kusch

Topic of the 3rd Open Science Göttingen Meet-up on 20.06.2017 will be "Impact metrics & researcher profiles". The meeting will be from 14-17 o'clock at the Central Campus Library, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1, 1st floor.

The Registration (just to have an idea of the number of participants) is open until Sunday, 18 June 2017 via:

For more information about the Open Science Meet-ups please visit:

“European and Transnational Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (LIPIT)" is the name of a new English-language postgraduate Master's degree program at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. This fee-based programm is aiming to answer questions about information technology law and intellectual property rights in the fast growing digital economy.

Chair of the programme is Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe (Chair for Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law, Media Law and Information and Communications Technology Law at the Faculty of Law). Applications will be accepted until 30 June.

Please visit for more information.