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Research data

The term “research data” encompasses all data collected, developed or evaluated in the course of a research process, or which are based on this process. It does not, however, include the finished publication produced on the basis of the data.

The University Library offers a range of services involving the management of research data. The RDM services of the University Library of LMU Munich were established within the framework of the ”eHumanities - interdisciplinär” project, and are listed below.

The “eHumanities - interdisciplinär” project (in German)

Creating data management plans with Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO)

A data management plan (DMP) provides a structure for handling the data associated with a research project. To help you create a DMP for your own research project, the University Library of LMU Munich maintains an instance of the web-based software Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO). Members of LMU Munich can create a free account on this platform.

RDMO will help you with project planning and data management task organisation over the entire data life-cycle. The question catalogues integrated into RDMO form the basic structure of the data management plan, the questions indicating various aspects to be considered when creating such plans. The questionnaires reflect the requirements set by the research funding organisations.


RDMO - Quick Start Guide

Research data repository - Open Data LMU

The repository Open Data LMU offers you a platform for the publication of your research data according to Open Access principles. The assignement of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) guarantees long-term citability, and also ensures the long-term archiving of the research data.

Open Data LMU

In addition to the University's own institutional repository Open Data LMU there are many subject-related repositories which can be used for the publication of research data. Use the search engine Re3Data to find a suitable repository for your data.

Re3Data search engine 

RDM Information

The RDM Information team is at your service to answer any questions you may have on research data (management) and to support you in creating a data management plan tailored to your individual needs. You will find the contact details in the service column to the right of this page.

You can use the RDM Information regardless of your faculty affiliation. It is aimed at all students and researchers at LMU Munich.

Research Data Management

Efficient documentation and management of project processes and results

Additional services

Further information services offered by LMU and other institutions