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Open / FAIR Data

Open data stands for access to research data for the purpose of reviewing research results and re-using existing data sets in a resource-efficient manner. How research data is handled, documented and made available depends on the type of data, the culture within the individual disciplines and the existence of suitable infrastructures.

The UoC adopts the European Commission's principle of 'as open as possible, as closed as necessary' and is guided by the UoC's Good Scientific Practice (GSP) guidelines for establishing public access to research results.

Accordingly, the UoC encourages researchers to prepare and archive research data in accordance with the FAIR principles - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable - and to provide evidence of this through clearly citable metadata in a suitable (subject) repository. Furthermore, in terms of sustainability, the UoC expects the active use of existing, high-quality research data from trustworthy repositories.

Support Service for Research Data Management (RDM)


The UoC offers central support for research data management (RDM) throughout the entire data lifecycle through services provided by the Cologne Competence Center for Research Data Management (C³RDM).


Für die Philosophische Fakultät berät und unterstützt außerdem das Data Center for the Humanities (DCH) bei Fragen der dauerhaften Sicherung, Verfügbarkeit und Präsentation von Daten und Ergebnissen der geisteswissenschaftlichen Forschung.


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