Research Data Day: Dialogues on Data Management and Data Literacy

The Research Data Day took place on 18 June 2024 in Bremen and was organised by the U Bremen Research Alliance. The event served as a platform for intensive exchange on handling research data. BIPS was present and showcased several projects related to health data.

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Advocates for responsible handling of data: Iris Pigeot at the panel discussion on Research Data Day. (c) Kerstin Rolfes / U Bremen Research Alliance

For the second time, stakeholders in the field of research data management gathered at the Research Data Day in Bremen. The U Bremen Research Alliance invited on 18 June 2024 to discuss the importance of structures for research data in lectures and interactive formats.

BIPS participated with several contributions:

1.    Lecture on Record Linkage: Timm Intemann explained the significance of linking health data for addressing unresolved scientific questions. He pointed on current legal hurdles, highlighted potential solutions, and provided insights into various use cases.
2.    NFDI Information Booth: NFDI4Health presented itself at an NFDI information booth. NFDI4Health is operated by BIPS within a nationwide network of partners and is building sustainable infrastructures for health data under the NFDI umbrella. Seven other NFDI consortia with Bremen participation from different disciplines were also represented at the information booth.
3.    World Café: Under the motto “Joining Tables: Cultivating Best Practices in Research Data Management across Disciplines,” Nour Naaouf offered participants an interactive discussion on data integration and ensuring data protection. Using the data competence centre HealthyPlanet as an example, researchers, data analysts, and students engaged in a discourse on current challenges in research data management.
4.    Panel Discussion: The day concluded with an evening event at the Haus der Wissenschaft. Iris Pigeot, Director of BIPS and co-spokesperson of NFDI4Health, discussed the responsible handling of data and its societal impacts with York Sure-Vetter, Sophia Hunger, and Klaus Tochtermann. The experts emphasised that both high-quality data and data literacy are essential to making progress and minimising the spread of misinformation.

The event brought research data management stakeholders closer together and strengthened their common goals. To be continued in 2025!