Welcome to the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management

The TKFDM ("Thüringer Kompetenznetzwerk Forschungsdatenmagement") is a contact partner for researchers of all Thuringian universities and colleges as regards research data management. This encompasses all aspects of data handling that emerge during research.

The TKFDM connects the Research Data Management Helpdesks of the Thuringian universities (University Erfurt, Technical University of Ilmenau, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Bauhaus-University Weimar) and provides its services to all Thuringian colleges. We offer consulting and training regarding all aspects of the topic research data. Please contact us!

The competence network was founded in October 2018 and is funded by the Thuringian Ministry for Economy, Science and Digital Society (TMWWDG) as part of the Thuringian Strategy for the Digitalisation of Colleges for 2 years with a seed funding. Furthermore, the Thuringian universities contribute to the funding of the competence network.

The coordination office of the competence network is located at the Research Data Management Helpdesk at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.



Research Data Scarytales

Our new "Research Data Scarytales" series offers short and entertaining stories that use real events to illustrate the sometimes dramatic consequences of inadequate data management.

Each reader has the opportunity to find out for themselves what went wrong in each story. Each scenario begins with a brief summary of the facts. Then it's time to figure it out!

We hope you enjoy reading and puzzling.




Fri 29. May 2020 07:30 Uhr

Our Best Practice series continuous with an article about the implementation of data documentation in practical courses.

Thu 14. May 2020 12:00 Uhr

This 5-part series of RDM horror stories was created by the EPFL Library Research Data Team.

Wed 29. Apr 2020 15:35 Uhr

TKFDM publishes 23 activities to polish your own research data management.


Towel Day Pre-Registration Challenge

Mon 18. May 2020 10:00 Uhr

Thüringer FDM-Tage 2020

Mon 29. Jun 2020 09:00 Uhr

The Thüringer FDM-Tage 2020 take place 29 June to 2 July 2020.

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