User Guide

Research Data Management

One of the main focusses of the Open Commons is the management of so-called research data, that is all the bibliographical and biographical data that is either produced or used during a research project.

We have recently developped a new ontology for our database, based on the industry standard CIDOC-CRM and FRBRoo models, which allows us to manage the entire spectrum of research data (persons, references, institutions, events, etc.) with great detail and flexibility. As a result, we are now cooperating with several international projects, such as the Karl Bühler Archives at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, or the Digital-Husserl project of the Husserl Archives in Leuven.

Additional services for members of subscribing institutions

The Open Commons can offer advice on the development of your own research data managment plan, in particular in the context of grant applications.

We also offer to provide custom datasets that you can integrate in your own project, or use as an existing basis when writing grant applications. We provide custom support to ensure you understand and use the data effectively.