Contribution to Open Science
At the Graz University of Technology, the main responsibility for implementing Open Science tools and services lies with the Research Data Management Team (RDM Team). The team also hosts the Data Stewards and other initiatives, in order to establish close connections with researchers and thus ensure an efficient use of available resources.
Since its establishment in 2019, TU Graz's RDM Team has provided support to researchers to manage research data throughout the data lifecycle, recommending the adoption of open science practices in all research disciplines, and increasing international visibility. The RDM Team plays a key role in the university's strategic programme "Digitale TU Graz" launched by the rectorate that seeks to use the potential of digital transformation to improve the performance in four central areas: teaching, research, administration and 3rd mission. The programme is supported by a professional change management team. This digital transformation is ensured by the team's extensive technical experience in the development and implementation of collaborative and open science tools and services.