Research Data Scarytales
In keeping with the motto "Research Data Management: More than just a FAIRytale", we will be presenting possibilities for the implementation of good research data management and the resulting advantages as part of the Thuringian RDM-Days 2020 at the end of June.
Until then, we want to use the time to take all those interested on an eerie journey and show you in short stories what scary consequences mistakes in data management can have. We will be showcasing a wide range of scenarios, ranging from minor inconveniences to a single person to permanent consequences for humankind. We will be posting a new story every day, all of which are based on real events.
Each reader has the opportunity to find out for themselves what went wrong in each story. Each scenario begins with a brief summary of the facts. Then it's time to figure it out!
In times of social distancing, the game can also serve as a community activity. For example, chats or forums can be used to puzzle over the stories with others. One way to do this is to designate a person as the game master to read the resolution, while the other players try to solve the mystery with yes/no questions.
We wish you spooky story-time and happy sleuthing!
To the stories: