Current Projects

The RDM@KIT service team is involved in numerous national and international projects. Here you will find an overview of the current projects.

Based on the collaboration of five academic institutions from two European higher education alliances (EPiCUR and Unite!), the project aUPaEU aims to establish a common platform for the exchange of services, knowledge and experiences.

This platform will enable higher education institutions and alliances to implement integrated, collaborative and fundamental change. The focus is on six core themes: Capacity Building, Infrastructure and Resource Sharing, Attractive Career Paths for Researchers, Collaboration with Research & Innovation Ecosystem Actors, Open Science, Societal Exchange, and Gender Equality.

Project Partners:
01.2023 - 12.2027
European Commission
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (EPICUR)
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu (EPICUR)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (unite!)
IThinkUPC (unite!)
Grenoble INP - UGA Institut d'ingénierie et de management (unite!)
Politecnico di Torino (unite!)


The Baden-Württemberg State Initiative for research data management bwFDM is active in five different areas: networking with RDM stakeholders in Baden-Württemberg and beyond; coordinating support for the implementation of the research data strategy; maintaining and further developing the information platform; consulting and training on RDM for Baden-Württemberg higher education institutions, e.g. developing an RDM Helpdesk BW and an RDM certificate course BW, as well as continuing the E-Science-Tage conference series. bwFDM aims to continue and expand the structures and results of the predecessor projects bwFDM-Info I, bwFDM-Info II and bw2FDM.

Project Partners:
05.2023 - 07.2027
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
University of Heidelberg
University of Konstanz


FAIR-IMPACT eidentifies practices, policies, tools and technical specifications to guide researchers, repository managers, research performing organisations, policy makers and citizen scientists towards a FAIR data management cycle. The focus is on persistent identifiers (PIDs), metadata, ontologies, metrics, certification and interoperability, starting with real-life use cases on social sciences and humanities, the photon and neutron sciences, life sciences and agri-food and environmental sciences.

KIT Library is a partner in the project together with DataCite and contributes with expertise from re3data - registry for research data repositories.

01.2022 - 05.2025
European Commission
FAIR-Impact Consortium


The aim of the Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health) is to attract, promote and train the best young talents at the interface between data science and health-related applications. HIDSS4Health offers a structured doctoral training program embedded in a highly interdisciplinary research environment, bringing together experts from the data and life sciences. The scientific curriculum is complemented by training measures that provide doctoral researchers with the key qualifications expected from future leaders in science and industry. Information paper (German only).

Project Parners:
02.2019 - 01.2025
Helmholtz Association
Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT)
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
University of Heidelberg


The main focus of the project re3data COREF (Community Driven Open Reference for Research Data Repositories) is the further professionalization of re3data and the provision of reliable and customizable descriptions of research data repositories. re3data will provide the main descriptions of the repositories, which can be usefully referenced and cited by the users. As a result a permanent identification is possible.

Project Partners:
01.2020 - 12.2022
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI)
German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam (GFZ)
KIT Library


The European project Skills4EOSC (Skills for the European Open Science commons: creating a training ecosystem for Open and FAIR science) will set up a pan-European network of competence centres to speed up the training of European researchers and harmonise the training of new professional figures for scientific data management.

Over the next three years, it will work to provide Open Science Commons and create an EOSC-ready skilled European workforce, connecting existing centres of competence in open science and scientific data management. The aim is to develop methodologies, activities and training resources to unify the current training landscape into a collaborative and reliable ecosystem and to provide dedicated community-specific support to leverage the potential of EOSC for open and data-intensive research.Logo Skills4EOSC

The project is structured around six key areas of activity:

  1. Minimum Viable Skillsets (MVS)
  2. Training-of-Trainers(ToT)
  3. FAIR-by-design methodology for learning materials
  4. Harmonised curricula and learning paths 
  5. Lifelong learning through professional networks
  6. Skills4EOSC Competence Centre and support network
Project Partners:
09.2022 - 08.2025
European Commission
Consortium GARR (Coordination)
44 Partners in 18 Countries