The project e-Infrastructures Austria was initiated in 2014 by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy (German: BMWFW) to promote coordinated expansion and the further development of repository infrastructures throughout Austria. This is intended to ensure the secure archiving and provision of electronic publications, multimedia objects and other digital data from research and teaching.
In 2016, we can look back on three eventful years in which we have not only succeeded in establishing suitable platforms that enabled exchange, and thus the dialogue between the partner institutions, but also in bringing together and networking libraries, IT areas, research services and researchers. This has enabled us to achieve common goals and to lay the foundations for follow-up projects.
Information on many of these results, including the templates for data management plans, a sample policy of research data management, the research data survey as well as topic-relevant workshops and events can be read here.
The University of Innsbruck takes the lead and is leading into the next phase!!
The project management is carried out by the Central Computer Center of the University of Innsbruck in close co-operation with the University Library and other research-supported institutions. In addition to Innsbruck, the project also has fixed locations in Vienna and Graz.
Eight partner institutions participate in the follow-up project: The Medical University of Innsbruck, The University of Vienna, The University of Graz, The Vienna University of Economics, The Vienna University of Technology, The Medical University of Vienna, The Medical University of Graz and The Private University of Health Informatics, Medical Informatics and Technology (UMIT).
More information will be available soon!
This report provides an overview of an Austrian survey on the handling of research data, which was carried out at 23 institutions in 2015.
Key findings on the project were visualized on posters.
In order to facilitate the handling of research data as well as its management at national research facilities and universities, e-Infrastructures Austria has developed a corresponding guide in German and English.