Digital technologies today have a major impact on scientific work in all academic disciplines. The ever-increasing availability and networking of data raises new questions about quality standards, especially in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues. There is increasing pressure on science to better demonstrate the validity of both its results and the methods and instruments used to produce them.
Representatives of the TRUSTS team at Leibniz University Hannover attended the conference “Data quality as a challenge. Research in digital transformation” and networked with stakeholders from science policy and research funding as well as representatives of various other disciplines. The discussion topics addressed numerous aspects of the topic area “scientific data quality” on the basis of the recommendations. At the same time, effort was made to promote the TRUSTS project and to increase its visibility among data quality experts and conference attendees.
The symposium was organised by the Volkswagen Foundation which is the largest private research funder in Germany. It supports science and technology as well as humanities and social sciences.
Picture: A glimpse on the symposium on data quality in Hannover. Credit: Angelina Kraft/LUH.