UNICA Scholarly Communication webinar on Research data management

Promoted by the University of Vienna, 11 October 2022

Research data management is a key pillar of Open Science. Among the eight ambitions of the European Union OS policy, some integrate the data at their core: Open Data sharing according to FAIR principles, research integrity and reproducibility of scientific results and the creation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

In order to make those a reality, it is crucial for researchers to be supported during the research data lifecycle, from planning, storing, to publishing and sharing, as well as to preserving the data.

Librarians are increasingly trained and ready to play a decisive role. However, huge challenges are still to be tackled. Beyond technical issues, such as storing needs or platforms interoperability, intellectual property rights and data protection are boundaries to be taken into account.

The webinar provided insights on Research data management from the European, the university and the field perspective, and also addressed the topic of FAIR principles.


Why care about research data: The European perspective, by Birgit SCHMIDT, Head of Knowledge Commons, Göttingen State and University Library

The university perspective: Research Data Management at the University of Vienna, by Susanne BLUMESBERGER, Head of Department Repository management PHAIDRA-Services, University of Vienna

Data Management for high profile Research and Innovation projects, by Dimitrios KOUZAPAS, Research Associate, Chair of the Data Management Committee of the KIOS Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus

Long-term archiving of ethnographic research data: the Ethnographic Data Archive at the Vienna University Library, by Wolfgang KRAUS, Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

FAIR data: technical issues and interoperability, by Eva MÉNDEZ, Deputy Vice President for Scientific Policy-Open Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

In case you missed it, here is the recording of the webinar:

UNICA Scholarly Communication webinar on Research data management


Promoted by the University of Vienna


14:30 – 16:00 pm CEST


Laura Brossico (laura.brossico@unica-network.eu)