Research Data

Whenever possible, ZMO and its employees make research data available to the public. However, it is important to note that not all data resulting from research activities may be suitable for publication. As the authors of the data, researchers are responsible for selecting the data to be published. In publishing research data, adherence to the DFG Code of Conduct's quality assurance principles for scientific publications is required.

  1. ZMO encourages researchers to deposit the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications in a suitable repository, such as the ZMO Repository.
  2. Data should be provided with persistent identifiers and must be linked to publications where possible.
  3. ZMO requires that data and services are handled according to FAIR principles. Data should also be traceable and, whenever possible, available for subsequent reuse.
  4. ZMO follows the principle “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”. If data cannot be open due to legal, privacy or other concerns (for example sensitive data or personal data) this should be clearly explained. Metadata ensuring that data are findable should be provided.
  5. ZMO supports researchers to create a DMP for every research project they coordinate at ZMO.
  6. Researchers are required to define usage rights by assigning appropriate licenses.

Further Information


Contact: Alisher Karabaev, openscience(at)