Inquiry for data steward collaboration

If you want to request a data steward collaboration for your institution, please fill in and submit the form below.

Please pay attention to the concept paper and the criteria and example scenarios described therein: Konzept für die Data Steward-Einsätze (Currently only available in German. Key information is given on the data steward programme website in the green sections).

Inquiry for data steward collaboration


Please enter the name of the contact person.


Please calculate 9 plus 9.

Please provide the e-mail address of the contact person.


Please enter the name of your university/university of applied science and provide further information regarding your affiliation, e.g. institute, professorship, (junior) research group, working group, project or similar.



Please provide information on the research area/scientific discipline in which the data steward collaboration is planned.


If possible, please provide a title for the data steward assignment. Otherwise, we will discuss the title together in the initial meeting.


  • Introduction of naming conventions
  • Establishment of a workflow for data backup


Please describe the intended goals and your expectations regarding the data steward collaboration.


Please estimate the time needed for the collaboration, e.g. X hours per week for Y weeks.


Please specify the desired period for the collaboration with start and end date. Please note if either of these dates need to be met or whether they're flexible.



Please briefly describe the size and composition of your team.


Please mention any partners, e.g. industry partners, funders, collaborators outside your team, which may be relevant for the data steward collaboration.



Please indicate here any specifics regarding data and obligations, e.g. handling of personal data, confidentiality obligations/non-disclosure agreements or similar.


Is there a person in your group/project who is responsible for reserach data management? If yes, please provide the name of this person.


Have you already published some of your previous research data, or is the publication of data planned? If published datasets exist, please provide the DOI for one of them.