The digital transformation is changing academia at a dramatic pace. In order to effectively utilise its inherent opportunities, this change must be managed as thoroughly as possible. Here the far-reaching use and processing of research data within the academic epistemological process is of fundamental importance to academia and innovation. Identifying digital research data as one of the most precious of resources, and safeguarding them, storing them for the long term and making them available to others, is therefore one of academia’s key tasks.

The aim of LeibnizData is to pool the Leibniz Association's responses to the requirements of future-oriented handling of research data. The Leibniz research network bundles interdisciplinary services for data management and the necessary research data infrastructures and creates opportunities for professional exchange - both within LeibnizData and for the entire Leibniz Association and beyond.

LeibnizData makes an important contribution to ensuring that the Leibniz Association is firmly anchored in science policy in the field of research data – both in terms of infrastructures, e.g. through past and current activities in the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures, the German Data Forum (RatSWD), the High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on European Research Infrastructures, the EOSC Association and the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), as well as with regard to research data (e.g. through participation in the GOFAIR initiative and the involvement in activities relating to the Data Institute and the Research Data Act).

Prof. Klaus Tochtermann
ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel
T +49 431 88 14 333