Our Network

The TKFDM is a contact point for all Thuringian colleges and focuses on research data management. This includes all aspects of data management which occur during research projects.

The work with digital research data, their organisation, re-usability and archiving are getting more and more important for the planning and publication of research projects in all scientific fields. The main focus of the TKFDM is the counselling and support of researchers with the planning of their research data management. Our trainings, workshops and individual consulting services encompass all steps from the planning of research project applications, their implementation and publication as well as the re-use of the produced research data.


The competence network:

  • imparts knowledge about all aspects of research data management in the life cycle of data
  • offers trainings and workshops
  • informs about existing infrastructures and is involved in their further development
  • connects local partners (e.g. vice president for research and study, information centres for research funding, CIOs, datacenters, libraries, legal departments) and the colleges
  • consolidates the already existing expertise in research data management in Thuringia

Members of the Thuringian universities can contact the local contact person of their institution independent of the subject. Members of colleges without local contact person should choose their contact person based on the listed subjects.


You can also find our content on the following platforms. We post the latest activities of our network on Twitter and inform you about activities of other FDM partner organizations. We upload all of our recorded events to YouTube so that they can be watched later. In our Zenodo community, we publish all materials under an open license, which means that you can also use them freely.


For general questions please contact the network via email at info@forschungsdaten-thueringen.de.

f you would like to stay up to date on all our news, activities and events, please also consider subscribing to our mailing list:


For questions concerning your local institution or specific reserach disciplines, you can also contact the members of the network directly.

Members of the Network

Roman Gerlach
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Network coordinator

JenTower, Room 08N01
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena

Tel.: +49 (0)3641 9-46340
E-Mail: roman.gerlach@uni-jena.de

RDM website of the FSU Jena

Dr. rer. nat. Cora Assmann
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Contact person:

  • Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Life science
  • Natural science
  • University Hospital

Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena

Tel.: +49 (0)3641 9-46348
E-Mail: cora.assmann@uni-jena.de

RDM website of the FSU Jena

Dr. Nadine Neute
University of Erfurt

Contact person:

  • University of Erfurt
  • Humanities
  • Educational science
  • Economics

Universitätsbibliothek, Room 140
Nordhäuser Straße 63
99089 Erfurt

Tel.: +49 (0)361 737-5707
E-Mail: nadine.neute@uni-erfurt.de

RDM website of the University Erfurt


Jessica Rex
Technical University of Ilmenau

Contact person:

  • Technical University Ilmenau
  • Engineering science
  • Mathematics

Ernst-Abbe-Zentrum (EAZ), Room 3315
Ehrenbergstraße 29
98693 Ilmenau

Tel.: +49 (0)3677 69-4586
E-Mail: jessica.rex@tu-ilmenau

RDM website of the TU Ilmenau

Kevin Lang
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Contact person:

  • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Media studies
  • Arts & Musicology

Steubenstraße 6
99423 Weimar

Tel.: +49 (0) 03643/582850
(Mo.-We. 9-11Uhr, or by appointment)

E-Mail: kevin.lang@uni-weimar.de


Data Stewards

Dr.-Ing. Steve Göring
Technical University of Ilmenau

Data Steward

Leibnizbau, Raum 4330
Langewiesener Str. 37
98693 Ilmenau

Tel.: +49 (0)3677 69-4613
E-Mail: steve.goering@tu-ilmenau.de


RDM website of the TU Ilmenau

Stefan Kirsch, original photography by Pierre Abele

Stefan Kirsch
Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
University of Applied Sciences

Data Steward

Service Centre for Research and Transfer (SZT), Office 10.88.20
Tatzendpromenade 2
07745 Jena

E-Mail: stefan.kirsch@eah-jena.de

RDM-Website Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena

Former network members

Dr. Annett Schröter
Friedrich Schiller University Jena


Dr. Volker Schwartze
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Teaching Development in Data Literacy

Anne Lehmann
University of Erfurt

on parental leave