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DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis - a DSpace Solution
Join Andrea Wuchner and Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst of Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application orientated research organization, when they present, “DSpace for Research Data Management: Fordatis - a DSpace Solution.”

The recent Open Data project “FORDATIS aims to establish a research data repository not only under the FAIR principles, but also that is well-connected to both the publication repository and internal data management systems. In this webinar, “Fordatis - a DSpace Solution” the presenters will discuss the issues of customization and implementation of an open access research data repository drawing from their experiences.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units spread throughout Germany. As all 72 institutes have their own requirements, needs and they’re focused on different research activities, the challenge for the team working on the Fordatis project was to develop a solution that could collect different use cases, address the various needs and meet the diverse requirements.

The presentation will highlight their requirements and use cases, why they decided on DSpace, how they customized DSpace to meet their needs, the lessons they learned and future plans. The one-hour webinar will conclude with a question answer session.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Nov 20, 2018 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Andrea Wuchner
@Fraunhofer Information Center for Center for Planning and Building IRB
Andrea Wuchner studied library and information management at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart and graduated in 2009 with a Master of Arts degree. After several years working in the service management of the Max Planck Digital Library and supporting the central publication repository of the Max Planck Society, she has been working at the Competence Center Research Services and Open Science at the Fraunhofer Information Center for Center for Planning and Building IRB since September 2016. There, she is responsible for the topic of "research data management" and the project "FORDATIS", which is concerned with the establishment of a central research data repository for open data within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the extension of existing consulting services of the topics of research data management and open data, which are aimed at scientists of Fraunhofer's heterogeneous disciplines. In addition, she is involved in various other projects in the open science context.
Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst
@Fraunhofer Competence Centre
Dirk Eisengräber-Pabst graduated in History and Philosophy and also holds an M.A. in Information Science. After several jobs in the IT sector, he moved to the field of Higher Education and was involved in different IT-projects. Since February 2018 he works for Fraunhofer Competence Centre “Research Services and Open Science” in the project “Fraunhofer Digital."