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Data Culture and Data Literacy

HeFDI enables researchers to recognise the potential of digitally supported research and to use it for themselves. Furthermore, the service centres and associated projects are committed to teaching the importance of data and how to manage it already during studies.

The service points offer advice for researchers on all aspects of research data management, ranging from the collection to storage to publication to subsequent use of research data. The advisory services support third-party funding applications as well as the further development of existing projects.

In providing advice, the service points don’t only cooperate locally with university libraries and data centres, but also exchange information with HeFDI members throughout the state. This way, higher education institutions throughout Hesse benefit from the services and the shared knowledge pool of the research data experts in HeFDI.

In addition to consultations, the service points offer training for researchers. In the training courses, the service points teach data literacy: the know-how of collecting, handling, evaluating and applying data and critically questioning it (according to Ridsdale (2015:2)). In addition to their own resources, the service points draw on the expertise within HeFDI to offer a broad portfolio of training courses that cover aspects of data literacy as needed.

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