Workshop-Programme: Research Data Management in African Studies



Workshop-Programme: Research Data Management in African Studies

The programme for the workshop “Research Data Management in African Studies” (10-11 October 2018 in Bayreuth) is now available!

Listen to exciting talks on existing projects, legal perspectives and infrastructure services. There will be ample time for questions, exchange and voicing your needs as researchers.

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If you have questions or would like to register please email Aïsha Othman and Andrea Nicolas at

10-11 October 2018, Bayreuth University

All lectures will be held in German language.

Programme (preliminary):

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

19:00 – open end      „Pre-Conference“ – Informal Get Together

Place: Restaurant „Eule” (near the market place)
Kirchgasse 8, 95444 Bayreuth

(You will have to pay yourself for food and drinks.)

Tuesday, 11 October 2018

09:00 – 09:30             Aïsha Othman (Specialised Information Service for African Studies, Frankfurt/Main)

Ralf Brugbauer (Bayreuth University)

Christian Laforsch (Vice president of Bayreuth University, requested): Welcome

Panel A: Data Management in African Studies

09:30 – 10:00              Sigrid Horsch-Albert (Bayreuth University):

„DEVA, an information system for research on Africa“

10:00 – 10:30              Ralf Brugbauer / Franz Kogelmann (Bayreuth University):

„Research data management in African studies at the University of Bayreuth“

10:30 – 11:00              Henning Schreiber (Hamburg University):

„The NCAC Digital Archive“

11:00 – 11:30               Coffee break

Panel B: Comparative Perspectives

11:30 – 12:00              Birte Pfeiffer (GIGA Information Center, Hamburg):

„Research data management in area studies – the example of the GIGA Research Data Service“

12:00 – 12:30              Matthias Kaun (State Library, Berlin):

„Research data infrastructure and the CrossAsia project“

12:30 – 14:00               Lunch break

Panel C: Legal Perspectives

14:00 – 14:30              Harald Müller (Copyright Alliance):

„Legal perspectives: copyrights of research data“

14:30 – 15:00              Elke Brehm (Technical Information Library, Hannover):

„Legal perspectives: privacy and personal rights“

15:00 – 15:15               Coffee break

Panel D: Infrastructures

15:15 – 15:45              Sabine Imeri (University Library, Humboldt University, Berlin):

„Research data management of the Specialised Information Service for Social and Cultural Anthropology

15:45 – 16:15              Lisa Klaffki (Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel):

„Dariah-DE: Digital research infrastructure for cultural studies and the humanities“

16:15 – 16:45              Susanne Kretzer (Bremen University):

„Flexible strategies for research-friendly archiving and secondary use of qualitative primary research data“

16:45 – 17:15              Final discussion

The workshop is jointly organised by the Specialised Information Service for African Studies, DEVA and Bayreuth University Library.