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What is the Data Hub?

The Data Hub is an infrastructure project of the "The Adaptive Mind" (TAM) consortium in which research groups in the field of psychology and neuroscience, based at multiple hessian universities work together. TAM is a cluster project funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts from 2021 to 2025.

Guided by the "FAIR" principles, the Data Hub offers resources, services and support to affiliated researches on various levels to ease collaborative work:

  • Central storage and compute resources: MaSC / MaRC3,
  • Services that allow efficient usage of these resources: GitLab and JupyterHub,
  • Support on how to use the services in a way that fits the needs of the individual project.

The goals and the functional scope of the Data Hub are illustrated in the figure below. Important features and principles of the Data Hub are outlined in the TAM Data and Code Policy.

Figure 1: Functional scope and goals of the Data Hub.

What is FAIR about the Data Hub?

FAIR means, your data should be easily Findable, persistently Accessible, broadly Interoperable and thus Re-usable. Sharing "FAIR" data is a sustainable way of handling your data and allows you to get the most value out of your work for yourself, your organization and the greater community.

In practice this may be a real challenge, especially if domain-specific standards are not settled and/or persons from various fields work together. With our services and support we aim to empower you to practice and improve on FAIR data management. Therefore, we kindly ask you to use certain tools, workflows and principles of organization and description of data whenever possible.

That sounds difficult? Don't worry - you are not alone! The Data Hub Team stands by to offer training, answer your questions and find solutions together with you.

Support

The Data Hub Team consists of people with backgrounds in science, IT and research data management. We offer face-to-face workshops, recorded tutorials, group and individual consulting, and general support on Data Hub infrastructure, tools and research data management.

You are most welcome to contact us via datahub@uni-marburg.de. You may also get in touch with the Data Stewards directly: