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Seminar: Research Data Management - Reproducibility of Research

Allocation of seminar seats / topics and individual support preparing the seminar paper and presentation will be online only. We hope to be able to hold a one or two day in-person session (Blockseminar) in July. This seminar is open to all students (Bachelor/Master) but is limited to six seats. Topics and more information will be published a few days ahead of the booking period on our web site and in HIS.

In contrast to books or published articles, pure digital output of research projects is more complex and more fragile and especially, more difficult to be reused, verified or reproduced by a wider research community. Furthermore, today’s computer assisted research does not only rely on existing software and digital resources, but increasingly devotes significant resources into creating new digital resources and tailored software-based methods, i.e., to process data or to create novel (software-based) models.

In this seminar we will discuss the principles of reproducible research and will discuss methodology available covering different stages of the research life-cycle.


Goals of this seminar
  • Working with scientific literature
    • Reading scientific articles
    • Improve understanding of a recent research topic
    • Understanding a research topic’s wider context
  • Writing a paper, summarising a research topic
  • Presenting research
  • Introduction to research data management and reproducible science



  • In-depth review off a given topic
    • we will provide 1-2 articles to read
    • you are required to do your own (literature) research from there on
  • Write a seminar paper on the given topic
    • 6 - 12 pages using LaTeX (and our template)
    • Requirements may vary for different POs
  • 30 min. presentation of your topic


Seminar Topics

  1. Definitions and terms
  2. Software Citation
  3. Encapsulation (Container)
  4. Encapsulation (Research Objects)
  5. Process Tracing
  6. Long Tail - Long-term Perspective


Articles for each topic can be found on our ILIAS page



Klaus Rechert