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Open training material collection on RDM topics online

Short, concise, clear, and reusable.

A screenshot of the collection's website where nine clickable fields are shown, each with a black and white photo in the background and the name of an RDM topic in the front.


You want to get a quick overview of essential aspects of research data management? You are looking for material to introduce the topic of RDM to your students? Then the compilation Open Educational Resources Research Data Management, opens an external URL in a new window could be just right for you.


The compilation was created in 2021 by the Task Force Training of the FAIR Data Austria, opens an external URL in a new window project and recently published on the FAIR Office Austria, opens an external URL in a new window website. It includes brief information, videos, quizzes and further links on nine RDM topics in German and English.

The basic idea of the collection was to draw from the large pool of high-quality RDM training material that is openly available for reuse and to create an Open Educational Resources (OER) package for RDM introduction. Instead of investing a lot of time and money in the creation of new material, existing resources were viewed, selected, clearly and uniformly compiled, and supplemented with additional elements where required.


Unless otherwise stated, all material of the collection is provided with a CC BY 4.0 licence. The pages or the individual elements can therefore be used for the creation of information and training material, as long as the source is acknowledged. Currently, the pages are being prepared with the help of LiaScript in such a way that they can be published in a repository, interactive elements included. This will make the content easier and permanently findable. The corresponding persistent identifiers, opens an external URL in a new window are expected to be added to the FAIR Office Austria website end of May.


If you have any questions about the collection or would like to share your experiences with us, please feel free to send a message to


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