An important topic that drives the development process within the TIB is the demand to provide suitable services for sustainable research data management. In 2016, the FORCE 11 group introduced a new set of principles for these types of RDM services: to be FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. The main objective of the FAIR Data Principles is the optimal preparation of research data for man and machine.
The Leibniz Data Manager is a CKAN distribution tailored for Research Data Managment and was developed to support the aspect of better re-usability of research data. The LDM supports management and access to heterogeneous research data publications and assists researchers in the selection of relevant data sets for their respective disciplines: https://service.tib.eu/ldmservice/
The Leibniz Data Manager currently offers the following functions for the visualization of research data:
- Supports data collections and publications with different formats
- Different views on the same data set (2D and 3D support)
- Visualization of Auto CAD files
- Jupyter Notes for demonstrating live code
- RDF Description of data collections
The LDM software is based on the web-based data catalog software CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network).