Research Data

Data are the basis of all research work.

A responsible handling of these data is essential. And this is a requirement not just for the scientists, but also for the scientific institutions.

Our affiliated universities have therefore drawn up  guidelines that, in addition to the Senate’s recommendations, aim to facilitate the handling of research data.

University of Potsdam

To provide orientation for the researchers at the University of Potsdam, the Senate has adopted a research data policy containing five principles. The research data policy is supplemented by specific recommendations for action from the Senate Committee for Research and Junior Scientific Researchers. Furthermore, the executive committee has adopted a research data strategy to improve support for researchers by the university library and ZIM – Centre for Information Technology and Media Management in the areas of research IT and research data.

Further Information

Contact: forschungsdaten(at)

Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus – Senftenberg (BTU)

The BTU proclaims the importance of research data in the scientific cognitive process and encourages the sustainable archiving and availability of research data within the meaning of its principles to ensure good scientific practice. The Academic Senate has therefore adopted a guidelines for handling research data, which entered into force on 18 October 2019. The BTU advises and supports its researchers in implementing the principles and requirements formulated in the guideline. As a supplement to the guideline, recommendations for action were also drafted, which further substantiate the paper with practical tips.

Further Information

Contact: Ms Kathrin Woywod (IKMZ University Library), kathrin.woywod(at)

At Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane (MHB) the IT infrastructure for research data and the associated guideline is still being set up.

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg