There is no uniform definition of research data. Here, it is used to describe results that are generated in the course of research and have the potential to be reused by others. Research data can be measurement results, results from computer simulations, graphics, images, surveys, tests, films, audio recordings, software and much more. A coherent collection of research data is called a research repository.
In a project, the handling of data and its planning is visible in many aspects:
Comparison with other data or additional analysis are possibilities for the subsequent use of research data. Here, new results are obtained from the original data. Type and scope of this use are legally regulated in each individual case.
Added value of published research data:
When acquiring public research funding (third-party funding, e.g. DFG or EU), it is necessary to make statements about resulting research data and their publication.