Heike Thöricht completed her diploma in sociology at the University of Hamburg in 2008. After her studies, she worked as a consultant for insurance companies and publishing houses at the MSR Consulting Group GmbH. She was responsible for the market study on home savings and various customer-specific surveys.
In 2018-2019, she assisted the management of the project “e-infrastructures Austria Plus” with a total of nine participating research institutions (including University of Vienna, Vienna University of Technology) at the University of Innsbruck. Besides organizing plenary meetings and steering committees, she contributed to the work package “Research Lifecycle”. A total of fifty semi-structured interviews with scientists from various departments provided insights into the current state of research data management and the needs of scientists at the university, as well as awareness of FAIR principles and repositories. In the work package “Institutional Research Data Repositories”, she was involved in the creation and implementation of a selection process to find a suitable repository for research data for the University of Innsbruck. For this purpose, personae and use cases were created. Subsequently, different repository systems were tested by scientists. In parallel, Sync & Share systems were also evaluated by the scientists.
As a data steward at the DSC, Heike Thöricht advises researchers from the social sciences and humanities throughout the entire research data lifecycle: she provides support with writing project proposals, data acquisition, cleaning and quality assurance of datasets, publication, and sustainable archiving.
University of Bremen
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