GIGA Research Data


  • The GIGA Research Data Service is part of the service offer of the GIGA Information Centre and is aimed at all researchers at the GIGA. Its objective is to support the researchers in all phases of the research data life cycle. On the one hand, advisory services are offered. In addition, partnerships are established with infrastructure and service providers to provide e-infrastructure, tools and services in order to improve the processes and workflows in data-driven research projects. The GIGA Research Data Service, furthermore, offers and organizes courses on research data management for doctoral researchers, which are open to all researchers at the GIGA. The service will be successively expanded.

    Research Data Management

    Catharina Wasner

    Research Data Management

    T. +49 (0)40 - 42825-564catharina.wasner@giga-hamburg.de

    Siri Völker

    Doctoral Researcher / Research Data Management

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-526siri.voelker@giga-hamburg.de


    GIGA Research Data Policy

    For the handling of research data, the GIGA has drafted a Research Data Policy, which is effective since December 2017 for all GIGA team members.

    GIGA Research Data

    The GIGA Metadata Database provides an overview of the large amount of quantitative and qualitative research data generated at GIGA as well as the available access options.

    Events/Workshops on Research Data Management

    IZ Workshops ‒ Here you can find an overview of upcoming and previous workshops. If you would like to attend a workshop or request a workshop, please contact Siri Völker.

    What is Research Data?

    Research data, unlike other types of information, is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results." Edinburgh University Data Library Research Data Management Handbook, August 2011

    Research data include quantitative data such as survey data and measurement data as well as qualitative data such as interview recordings and transcripts, field notes or audio-visual information. Geo-referenced data, questionnaires, software and the results of experiments and simulations can also be classified as research data. The GIGA researchers generate a large variety of research data. Depending on the research discipline, research data is processed through the use of various types of media, aggregation levels, and formats. The variety of GIGA research data reflects the diversity of research disciplines, knowledge interests and research methods that are represented at the GIGA.

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