The availability of research data is essential for scientific research. Reusability of data, in particular, is playing an increasingly important role in the scientific research process. The provision of research data in accordance with the FAIR principles has therefore become an important criterion when assessing scientific quality of research. In the context of research data centres, diverse infrastructures for the sustainable provision of research data have been established. KonsortSWD’s research data management grants aim at supporting the transfer of existing data troves into these sustainable research infrastructures, thus enabling researchers to work with them.
RDM project grants support researchers in preparing and making available relevant new data collections for secondary use in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Their aim is to facilitate the dissemination of qualitative or quantitative data troves that have not yet been archived or made available to the scientific community. Enriching existing data corpora by facilitating linkage to other data sources, thereby enlarging the analytical potential of these data sources, is also eligible for funding. By collaborating with research data centres (RDCs), data owners can make their unique data available to scientific research communities and benefit from the RDCs’ professional data management services, thereby enhancing the visibility of their data and the impact of their research.
The first round of calls ended in April 2021; the next call is scheduled for 2023.