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About us

About us

The RDC-DZHW started its service with permanent funding on June 1st 2017 and carries out its work according to the criteria of the German Data Forum (RatSWD). The RDC-DZHW has been accredited by the German Data Forum in December 2017. From 2015 to 2017 the RDC-DZHW was built up in a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


  • Sustainable improvement of the research data infrastructure in the area of higher education research and science studies: RDC-DZHW incorporated in the DZHW with expertise in research data management and research in order to provide an efficient product range for science
  • Ensured long-term archiving and ongoing usability of data through technical measures, documentation and support
  • Enabling of national and international data use through different high-quality modes of data access and English-language information
  • Networking with other institutions of the research data infrastructure to enable exchange and cooperation

You can find a brochure with all the latest information here.

Scientific Advisory Board of the RDC-DZHW

The Research Data Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (RDC-DZHW) is supported by a scientific advisory board. The committee consists of representatives of university research and scientific studies, research computer centres and computer science/research infrastructure.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board:

Name Institution
Dr. Martina Franzen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI)
Dr. Daniel Fuß National Educational Panel Study (NEPS)
Dr. Grit Laudel Technical University Berlin
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Leuze University Jena
Reiner Mauer GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl Leibniz University of Hanover
Prof. Dr. David Reimer Aarhus University
Prof. Dr. Mark Trappmann Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

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