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The UR Data Hub is a central institution of the University Regensburg and supports you in all questions concerning research data management. Our services include consulting during the planning, implementation and completion phase of your project, and the provision of digital services.

UR Data Hub Services


Are you currently working on a project proposal and need a data management plan? Would you like to use services to document and organise data for you and your team? Are you thinking about the best way to share, publish and store your data? We will be happy to advise you on these issues in a personal meeting. Get in touch with our team: datahub@ur.de.

Our offers include:

  • Support in the creation of data management plans
  • Advice on optimal workflows with regard to data management
  • Verification of compliance with research funding requirements
  • Analysis of research data management needs - before, during and after the project
  • Support for the planning of sensitive data
  • Information on data storage and long-term preservation

Digital Services

At the University of Regensburg, the following digital services are currently available for your research data management:

Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO)

Tool for creating structured data management plans: Link RDMO

Electronic lab notebooks

Tool for documentation and quality assurance of research data

We currently offer elabFTW (please contact elab@ur.de for information on the use of elabFTW for you and your project team) and chemotion (for chemistry).

Version control with GitLab

Tool for versioning files: Link GitLab

Publication of research data

You can publish your research data via the Publication Server of the University Regensburg. The publication server enables, among others, assignment to a DOI and secure long-term storage. Further information can be found here.

Other tools?

Do you have any suggestions for setting up further services or virtual environments or do you need an individual tool for organising your data within your project? Please feel free to contact us (datahub@ur.de).

Training and Events

We offer you and your teams individual training courses and information events on topics related to research data management. Get in touch with us (datahub@ur.de).

Introduction to research data management

Why is research data management important and when should I start? This event provides an overview of the phases that research data goes through and of what is expected of a good research data management.

Training on electronic lab notebooks

We offer introduction events on elabFTW for you and your teams.

Open Q/A session - elabFTW

Every Thursday morning between 9:00 and 10:00 you can ask your questions about elabFTW and exchange with other users. Zoom Infos


Do you have any questions about research data management at the University Regensburg? Please get in touch with us: datahub@ur.de.

Enquiries about the electronic lab notebook elabFTW can be sent directly to elab@ur.de.

Numbers and Data

172 Lab-Book User
1092 Electronic Lab-Books

250 Research Data
19 Data Management Plans

About UR Data Hub

Guidelines and Orders

In 2022, the University Regensburg has introduced a policy on research data management. This policy promotes the publication of research data in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).

Guidelines at a glance:

Management and Members


Dr. Gernot DeinzerUniversity Library

Members (in alphabetical order)

Petra EichenseherUniversity Library
Constantin LehenmeierUniversity Library
Dr. Sophie StolzenbergerUniversity Library

Steering Committee Research Data Management (RDM)


Prof. Dr. Ernst TammVice President for Research and Support for Emerging Academics
Prof. Dr. Susanne LeistVice President for Digitalization, Networks and Transfer

Representatives of the faculties:

The representative for Reasearch Data Management of each faculty.

Representative of research associates


Members with advisory vote

Dr. Gernot DeinzerManagement of UR Data Hub
Dr. André Schüller-ZwierleinHead of University Library
Dr. Christoph BauerHead of Computer Center
Daniel KonadlProject Office Digitalization
Dr. Annette GrohmannResearch Development
Susanne StinglData Protection Officer
Elena Maria KellinghausIT-Security Officer

Networking and Projects

The UR Data Hub is in exchange with other research data management institutions and networked on a regional and national level.


Associated Projects

General Information on Research Data Management

Research Data - Definition

"In principle, research data (...) are all data that are created and/or processed in a course of a scientific discovery process."*

* from "Guidelines of the University of Regensburg on handling research data" (see Guidelines and Orders)

Search for Research Data

When searching for research data or suitable repositories, also for publishing own research data, the following platforms can be useful:

Research Data on the UR Publication Server

The UR publication server offers all researchers the possibility to publish both texts and research data. The latter include datasets, experimental descriptions, images, audio and video files, as well as software.

Research data on the publication server

  • can be directly linked to the publications resulting from it,
  • receive a DOI (digital object identifier) to make it permanently citable,
  • are stored either freely accessible (open access) or access-protected,
  • are archived for the long-term,
  • can be assigned as a supplement in publisher publications, and
  • comply with the Universität Regensburg Regulations for Ensuring Good Academic Pracitce (see Guidelines and Orders).

Further Information

  1. Homepage UR

University Library

Publication Server


Publishing: oa@ur.de
0941 943 -4239 or -69394

Dissertations: dissertationen@ur.de
0941 943 -3904

Research data: daten@ur.de
0941 943 -5707

Contact persons