Scientific institutions, funding agencies, and journals are increasingly asking for a sustainable research data management (RDM) strategy according to the FAIR-principles . This requires research data to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable in order to make research transparent and reproducible. The DFG has also recently specified its requirements in this regard and is now making information on the handling of research data in collaborative and individual proposals mandatory (see DFG-news item from March 14. 2022 ). Sustainable RDM-processes is therefore essential for the success of proposals and research projects. RDM therefore affects researchers from all disciplines and at all career levels.

The Data Stewards of the Data Science Center support scientists of the University of Bremen and the non-university institutes of the U Bremen Research Alliance in the effective and sustainable management of their research data. On this website you can learn more about our data stewardship services.


Data Stewards unterstützen mit ihrem fachspezifischen Hintergrund Wissenschaftler*innen beim Management ihrer Forschungsdaten von der With their subject-specific background, Data stewards support scientists in the management of their research data, ranging from the preparation of a proposal and the data management plan (DMP), to the development and implementation of workflows as well as analysis of the research data, to its publication. They also advise on Open Science, FAIR-Data and data protection, and offer specialised training (more information on our training courses is available here).

Your data steward can support you with:

Advice on good data management in your project

Information on data archiving and repositories

Tips on setting up secure data storage

Advice on increasing your visibility

Preparation of data management plans

Data Literacy training for your faculties or institute


For general questions about data stewardship, please use our CONTACT FORM. For information on all DSC offers and services, please contact our coordinator Dr. Lena Steinmann. Or contact your subject-specific data steward directly:

Julian Lilkendey
Dr. Julian Lilkendey
Natural- and Marine Sciences
+49 (421) 218 63956
Heike Thöricht
Heike Thöricht
Social Sciences and Humanities
+49 (421) 218 63939
Sandra Zänkert
Dr. Sandra Zänkert
Natural- and Health Sciences
+49 (421) 218 63957


20.10.2022 | 09:00 - 11:30 Uhr.
Workshop for PhD students and Postdocs
How to Create a Data Management Plan (DMP) as a Social Scientist (DSC-2022-08)
Dipl.-Soz. Heike Thöricht (Data Steward)
Online (Zoom)
02.11.2022 | 09 - 13 Uhr.
Workshop for PhD students and Postdocs
Git for Dummies (DSC-2022-09)
Dr. Sandra Zänkert (Data Steward)
Auf dem Campus (Raum tba)
16.11.2022 | 10 - 12 Uhr.
Workshop for PhD students and Postdocs
Research Data Management in Marine Sciences: Benefits and Best Practices (DSC-2022-10)
Dr. Julian Lilkendey (Data Steward)
Auf dem Campus (Raum tba)
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