At FDZ Bildung, a team of trained information specialists and knowledgeable staff with subject-specific and method expertise are engaged in processing incoming data.
After uploading the research data and materials, they will be checked by staff at FDZ Bildung for formal accuracy, i.e.
Data entry is recorded in a database. Check lists are used for this first assessment of the entered data which co-operating centres in the alliance for research data in education - Verbund Forschungsdaten Bildung - have agreed on.
Original files submitted by research projects are then copied and encrypted. Files are stored in two separate locations, backups are automatically generated.
In a next step, copies are processed for safe storage.
Copied files are processed on servers that are only accessible by authorized users, by authorised staff.
Prior to making research data available for secondary use, the data are checked:
Data type specific procedures are then applied:
Prior to their release, research data are registered at the agency da|ra to assure their findability and citation. Data are thus assigned a Digital Objekt Identifier (DOI), to assure permanent accessibility.
Data sets will be released for publication after completion of processing, and thus be searchable via the web portal of FDZ Bildung and their DOI.
Users can submit an application for usage of these data.