Identify requirements for GeRDI
In order to grasp the complexity of an interdisciplinary generic research data infrastructure, we continuously involve research communities in our development activities. In close cooperation with scientists from different disciplines, we identify their use cases. Through interviews with researchers from the respective scientific community or on the basis of observations, we record their workflows, efforts, and problems that arise in research data management. We simulate various usage scenarios and document them as case studies. In particular, the interdisciplinary use of research data is taken into account.
In this way, we ensure that developing GeRDI is aligned to practical issues of a scientific working enviroment. These case studies form the basis for the requirements specification, software analysis, implementation work as well as for the continuous evaluation of the designed software and services.
We very much appreciate the close cooperation with:
- AlpEnDAC – Alpine Environmental Data Analysis Center
- Digital Humanities, Leipzig University
- Environmental, Resource and Ecological Economics, Kiel University
- Hydrology and River Basin Management
- Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
- National Center for Tumor Diseases
- Paleoceanography, Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
- Verba Alpina, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München