Storage or Backup? Both! Or: How not to Loose Your Data


1:00 - 1:30 PM

Data Science Forum

Dr. Sandra Zänkert (DSC Data Steward) & Dr. Björn Oliver Schmidt
Research Services (Unit 12), University of Bremen

Hybrid (MZH and Zoom)

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We invite you to a culinary data break served in five short sessions to share our love for cooking research data. Based on the DFG-CHECKLIST for handling research data, we have created a menu on the different data topics that are essential for the success of your funding proposals. We will provide you with recipes for data handling that will help you meet the new DFG requirements. The entire menu can be found on the right and HERE.


In this session, we will address the third aspect of the DFG-Checklist : “Storage and Technical Archiving the Project”.

Do you sometimes have trouble sleeping because you remember a story about a colleague’s data loss? Or can you sleep peacefully knowing that your data is safely stored and you even have a backup in place?

But what exactly is the difference between storage and backup, what should you know about different storage devices, and what do research funders expect to find about it in your Data Management Plan (DMP)? Snack with us on the question of what makes a good backup strategy and why. We will provide you with an overview on services and support at the University of Bremen that will hopefully help you sleep better at night.


Sandra Zänkert completed her PhD in Biological Psychology at the University of Regensburg and joined the DSC as a Data Steward in June 2022. She is interested in all topics related to open science, reproducibility and sustainability in the research process. As data steward, she supports researchers from the natural and especially the health sciences of the U Bremen Research Alliance throughout the data life cycle.

Dr. Björn-Oliver Schmidt is the contact person for research data management at Unit 12 - Research Services the University of Bremen.


The info event will take place in hybrid format from 1:00 to 1:30pm at MZH and via Zoom. There will be a 15-minute presentation followed by an open forum for questions and discussion. The slides will be made available to all participants. If you would like to be present on site at the MZH, please use the registration form on the left for better planning. We look forward to exciting discussions!