Themed "Good data. Better research!", KonsortSWD has set itself the goal of strengthening, expanding and deepening the existing data infrastructure for researching society. Taking into account the needs of the scientific community and the relevant professional societies, the data infrastructure should be designed to be transparent, service-oriented, and user-oriented. Accordingly, KonsortSWD's research data management (RDM) strategy is designed to support researchers and research data centers, both technically and in terms of content, in the management and re-use of sensitive and non-sensitive data in accordance with FAIR principles. In addition to sustainable RDM throughout the lifecycle of research data, this also includes ensuring user-friendly data access while taking ethical and legal aspects into account.
The social, behavioral, educational, and economic sciences open up diverse perspectives and develop essential approaches to finding answers to current societal challenges. The disciplines involved in KonsortSWD work with different types of research data, which are often considered particularly sensitive due to legal or ethical restrictions and in some cases were not originally collected for scientific purposes. One of the tasks of KonsortSWD is to expand the reuse potential of these data and to assist researchers in implementing a suitable RDM plan in their projects. To this end, the institutions participating in KonsortSWD contribute their experience in operating use-oriented research data infrastructures to the NFDI. For example, KonsortSWD builds on a growing network of research data centers (RDCs) that are represented on the Committee for Data Access (FDI Committee). In addition, KonsortSWD ties directly into the work of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) and will work with the RatSWD to strategically develop and expand relevant services as part of the NFDI.