There are many institutions, organisations and initiatives that provide support, expert knowledge etc. on eResearch topics. The following list includes some of our partner organisations and a selection of other relevant international institutions, organisations and initiatives.

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Research Data Management

  • ANDS (Australian National Data Service, “is building the Australian Research Data Commons: a cohesive collection of research resources from all research institutions, to make better use of Australia's research data outputs”. Provides extensive information resources.)
  • DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services (NL) “promotes sustained access to digital research data files and encourages researchers to archive and reuse data”.)
  • DCC (Digital Curation Centre, UK “world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation”)
  • DDI (The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing statistical and social science data)
  • EUDAT (Collaborative Pan-European infrastructure providing research data services, training and consultancy)
  • Forschungsdaten.org (A Wiki collecting information about (digital) research data management)
  • JISC (Provides digital solutions for UK education and research)
  • RDA (The Research Data Alliance wants to build social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of data)
  • Research Data Oxford (“helps, guides and coordinates support in research data management for researchers.”)
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Persistend Identification

  • DataCite (Supporting researchers, data centres and journal publisher with the handling of research data)
  • DataONE (Data Obeservation Network for Earth, cyberinfrastructure for envirinmental sciences)
  • ePIC (Persistent Identifiers for eResearch)
  • ORCID (ORCID provides researchers with an individual persistent digital identifier that distinguishes them from every other researcher)
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Digital Preservation

  • DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services (NL) “promotes sustained access to digital research data files and encourages researchers to archive and reuse data”.)
  • DCC (Digital Curation Centre, UK “world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation”)
  • Nestor (German competence network for digital preservation)
  • OpenAIRE (OpenAIRE is a network of Open Access repositories, archives and journals that support Open Access policies.)
  • UK Data Archive (“We acquire, curate and provide access to the UK's largest collection of social and economic data.”)
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E-Learning

  • EDINA (UK, “EDINA delivers online services and tools to benefit students, teachers and researchers in UK Higher and Further Education and beyond.”)
  • EUDAT (Collaborative Pan-European infrastructure providing research data services, training and consultancy)
  • FOSTER (Organisation to Facilitate Open Science Learning for European Research)
  • Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (National Expert Forum on the Digital Future of Higher Education)
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Digital Humanities

  • CLARIN-D (German research infrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • DARIAH-DE (German Digital research infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities), DARIAH-ERIC (European Digital research infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities)
  • Göttingen Center for Digital Humanities (GCDH) (A cross-faculty institution of the university Göttingen, that coordinates, carries out and further develops activities in the field of Digital Humanities)
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(Inter)national Initiatives

  • ANDS (Australian National Data Service, “is building the Australian Research Data Commons: a cohesive collection of research resources from all research institutions, to make better use of Australia's research data outputs”. Provides extensive information resources.)
  • DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services (NL) “promotes sustained access to digital research data files and encourages researchers to archive and reuse data”.)
  • DINI e.V. (Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformationen, German competence centre for information infrastructures)
  • Directory of European research infrastructures (Lists research infrastructures in european Countries)
  • E-Infrastructures Austria (Project to coordinate nationwide the establishment and development of repository infrastructures)
  • RatSWD (Rat für Sozial- und WirtschaftsDaten) (The German Data Forums goal is to improve the exchange between users of research data and producers of research data especially in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences)
  • RfII (Rat für Informationsinfrastrukturen) (Supports “the digital transition in science through the National Digital Agenda. The new Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures will help towards that goal.”)
  • RIsources: A portal about "scientific research infrastructures which provides researchers with resource and services for planning and implementing research projects" operated by the DFG, German Research Foundation
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