The responsible handling of research data (primary research data) is part of good scientific practice and essential for the traceability of research, scientific progress and the dissemination of scientific knowledge.
Research data accrue at different moments of the research process (see lifecycle of research data) and can be of different nature. In addition to texts, graphics, audio files, video files and databases, research data can also include algorithms and software for processing, evaluating or presenting research results.
The Paderborn University attaches great importance to research data as the basis of scientific knowledge. The information on these web pages supplements the - as yet unpublished - guideline on handling research data at the Paderborn University and provides practical advice on its implementation.