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eResearch Alliance: Lecture series “Legal Aspects in Research Data Management” in March

eResearch Alliance is offering a talk series (in German) on legal aspects in Research Data Management. There are several topics in March, which might be of interest for you.

era-logoDate: 21.03.2022 until 25.03.2022
Time: 12.30h (Tuesday: 12.30h and 13.30h)
Place: BigBlueButton
The lectures will be held in German

Check out the details below or on their webpage.

Monday, 21.03.22: Copyright and Licensing

Whoever uses data of other authors has to respect the copyright. Those who publish their own data help others to use them by granting rights and licenses for their own works. This lecture explains how this works and what researchers have to consider.

Tuesday, 22.03.22:
Part 1 – Data protection in research

This talk explores what researchers need to consider when dealing with personal research data and how they can implement this in research. Topics include: Basic principles of data protection law, research privilege and broad consent.

Part 2 – Data Privacy Special – Medical Research

Dealing with personal data is essential in medical research and is thus in the area of conflict between two fundamental rights: that of freedom of research and teaching and that of informational self-determination of the persons being studied and treated. The lecture shows how these two sides can come together without conflict.

Wednesday, 23.03.22: Information Security – Laws, Standards as well as Guidelines of the University

Information security implementation plays out at both the individual and institutional level. Understanding the structures and basic concept is important. This presentation will provide a highlight overview of the current legal situation for normal and medical research as well as the requirements of the university’s information security policy

Thursday, 24.03.22: Good scientific practice in handling research data – guidelines and requirements

Managing data – more than an end in itself. From the specifications of funding agencies to the implementation of good scientific practice in one’s own research to the support services offered at the Göttingen Campus. The lecture discusses potential problems and shows how they can be avoided.

Friday, 25.03.22: Requirements in digitization projects

Digitization projects have many goals: among others, to protect collections, to make sources accessible (for research), to preserve objects for posterity. Thus, they are in the area of tension between different areas of information regulation, from data protection to copyright law. Which laws have to be considered? When is it permissible to digitize what, and what agreements need to be concluded with various stakeholders? This lecture explains what digitization projects need to pay attention to.


  • Holger Beck (Information Security Officer of the University of Göttingen)
  • Katharina Beier (Ombuds Office for Good Scientific Practice, University of Göttingen)
  • Michael Ernst (Coordinator for Information and Literature Provision in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Lower Saxony State and University Library)
  • Florian Hallaschka (Deputy Data Protection Officer, University of Göttingen)
  • Thomas Langbein (Data Protection Officer, University Medical Center Göttingen)
  • Jens Nieschulze (Research Data Officer, University of Göttingen)
  • Jan Schallaböck (Lawyer at iRights, Berlin)