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University of Vienna​ (UNIVIE)


The University of Vienna ( is the largest research and teaching institution in Austria. It offers robust research support services encompassing Research Data Management (RDM), data stewardship, and compliance with GDPR regulations. With a focus on facilitating Open Science practices, the university provides comprehensive training and resources to ensure researchers understand licensing requirements and adhere to principles of long-term data preservation. Through these initiatives, the university fosters a culture of transparency, collaboration, and ethical data handling in academic research.

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Role in the project

In OSTrails, the University of Vienna is represented by the University Library and the departments AUSSDA (the Austrian Social Science Data Archive) and PHAIDRA (the University of Vienna's institutional repository). The University Library engages in WP4, leading T4.2 (National Pilots); AUSSDA is part of national Pilot Austria; and PHAIDRA engages in WP 5, specifically T5.1, T5.2 and T5.3. The goals to be achieved in OSTrails are to learn from national pilots, to increase the quality of DMPs and to deliver target group specific trainings to researchers.