Overarching Data Management Ecosystem at HZDR

From Small Experiments to Large-Scale Research Facilities





Research Data Management, Data Life Cycle, Workflows, Metadata, FAIR, Data Provenance, HELIPORT


When dealing with research data management, researchers at Helmholtz- Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR) face a variety of systems and tools. These range from the project planning phase (proposal management, data management plans and policies), over documentation during the experiment or simulation campaign, to the publication (collaborative authoring tools, metadata catalogs, publication systems, data repositories). In addition, modern research projects usually are required to interact with a variety of software stacks and workflow management systems to allow comprehensi- ble and FAIR science on the underlying IT infrastructure (HPC, data storage, network file systems, archival). This article first demonstrates the data management systems and services provided at HZDR, followed by an overview of a self-developed guidance system. It is concluded by a real-world example.


Download data is not yet available.


M. D. Wilkinson, M. Dumontier, I. J. Aalbersberg, et al., “Comment: The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship,” Scientific Data, vol. 3, pp. 1– 9, 2016, ISSN: 20524463. DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2016.18.

O. Knodel, T. Gruber, J. Kelling, et al., HZDR Data Management Strategy — Top-Level Architecture, Feb. 2023. DOI: 10.14278/rodare.2162. [Online]. Available: https://doi. org/10.14278/rodare.2162.

User Office, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, HZDR Proposal Management System. [Online]. Available: https://gate.hzdr.de/user/.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD). [Online]. Available: https://orcid.org.

J. Klar, O. Michaelis, C. Engelhardt, et al., Research Data Management Organizer (RDMO), version 1.3, Oct. 2020. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.596581. [Online]. Available: https://github.com/rdmorganiser/rdmo.

Grafana Labs, Grafana OSS | Metrics, logs, traces, and more. [Online]. Available: https: //grafana.com/oss/grafana/.

M. Krötzsch, D. Vrandecˇic ́, and M. Völkel, “Semantic mediawiki,” in International semantic web conference, Springer, 2006, pp. 935–942. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3- 642-19797-0_16.

K. Benedyczak, B. Schuller, M. Petrova-El Sayed, J. Rybicki, and R. Grunzke, “Unicore 7—middleware services for distributed and federated computing,” in 2016 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS), IEEE, 2016, pp. 613– 620. [Online]. Available: http://hdl.handle.net/2128/12214.

Scicat metadata catalogue. [Online]. Available: https://scicatproject.github.io.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dressden-Rossendorf (HZDR), RODARE - Rossendorf Data Repos-

itory. DOI: http://doi.org/10.17616/R3BR40.

European Organization For Nuclear Research and OpenAIRE, Zenodo, en, 2013. DOI:

25495/7GXK-RD71. [Online]. Available: https://www.zenodo.org/.

Invenio - Powering Open Science. [Online]. Available: https://inveniosoftware.org.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dressden-Rossendorf (HZDR), ELBE Center for High-Power Radia- tion Sources. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-58.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dressden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Desctiption of the NELBE facility. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58065/24017.

O. Knodel, M. Voigt, R. Ufer, et al., “Heliport: A portable platform for FAIR Workflow | Metadata | Scientific Project Lifecycle management and everything,” in Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Practical Reproducible Evaluation of Computer Systems, ser. P-RECS ’21, Virtual Event, Sweden: Association for Computing Machinery, 2021, pp. 9–14, ISBN: 9781450383950. DOI: 10.1145/3456287.3465477. [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1145/3456287.3465477.

M. Voigt, R. Ufer, W. Schacht, et al., HELIPORT (HELmholtz ScIentific Project WORkflow PlaTform), Nov. 2022. DOI: 10.14278/rodare.1970. [Online]. Available: https://doi. org/10.14278/rodare.1970.

University of Manchester and HITS gGmbH, HELIPORT team on workflowhub.eu. [On- line]. Available: https://workflowhub.eu/projects/156.

M. Helm, S. Winnerl, A. Pashkin, et al., “The elbe infrared and thz facility at helmholtz- zentrum dresden-rossendorf,” The European Physical Journal Plus, vol. 138, no. 2, p. 158, 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/s13360-023-03720-z.



Received 2023-04-25
Accepted 2023-06-29
Published 2023-09-07

Funding data