MPDL Roadshows & Workshops

Please find events before January 2016 in our MPDL Roadshows & Workshops Archive.


  • 04/2023

    Internal Workshop Research Data Management

    March 29-30, 2023 | Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology| hybrid


    The increasing amount and complexity of scientific data creates challenges in organizing, documenting, and keeping data available for reviewing research results and for new analyses leading to new insights. This becomes even more important, especially with the new Max Planck rules of practice for "good scientific practice" and the rules for data management. Systematic management of research data is therefore becoming increasingly important.

    There are solutions for the various challenges of Research Data Management: Collecting, documenting, storing, analyzing, archiving and publishing. In this workshop, organized in cooperation with the MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, MPI of Colloids and Interfacesand the und dem MPI Gravitational Physics (AEI), our MPDL experts will give an overview of the topic, different approaches and different data services. The participation is free of charge and targeted to all colleagues, with a special focus on scientists.

    More info:

    Event details here

  • 03/2023

    MPG Labfolder User Workshop 2023

    May 11, 2023 I 12:00 am - 08:30 pm CEST | Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

    May 12, 2023 I 9:30 am - 02:00 pm CEST | Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics


    Many different electronic laboratory notebooks are used within the Max Planck Society. An ELN workshop in 2021 revealed the wide range of solutions in operation. In addition to ELNs with a focus on particular subject areas, there are also ELN systems with a more general approach. One of these is the proprietary software Labfolder.

    The Max Planck Society has had a central Labfolder license since the year 2016. Currently, this ELN is actively used by over a thousand MPG colleagues. Labfolder is becoming more and more popular within the Max Planck Society, and at the same time, the users are spread across many different institutions and locations. Therefore, we are organizing a workshop to network the key users of Labfolder within the Max Planck Society. The event is intended as a place to share and learn about people using Labfolder in their daily routines, offering you many opportunities to exchange, expand your knowledge and learn.


    More Infos:

    RDM Website

    Labfolder Workshop Program

    Register here


  • 12/2022

    Roadshow: Blockchain for Science at the MPI for the Science of Light

    November 24, 2022 | MPI Science of Light | Erlangen

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  • 08/2022

    5. FDM Workshop: Forschungsdatenmanagement in der MPG

    September 13, 2022 I 09:00 am - 06:00 pm CEST | Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften & Online

    September 14, 2022 I 9:00 am - 1:30 pm CEST | Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften &Online

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    Die Anforderungen und die Bedürfnisse an das Management von Forschungsdaten steigen. Gleichzeitig differenzieren sich die Anforderungen in den verschiedenen Fächern weiter aus, sodass neue Bedürfnisse aber auch Lösungswege entstehen.

    Diese Entwicklungen wollen wir aufzeigen und allen FDM-Interessierten innerhalb der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ein Forum bieten. Hierfür organisieren wir für den 13. und 14. September 2022 den nun 5. Workshop zum Forschungsdatenmanagement in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

    Weitere Infos:

    FDM Workshop-Website

    FDM Workshop Program

  • 06/2022

    Discussion Series: Human Research Data in Practice

    June 28, 2022 I 02:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

    May 24, 2022 I 02:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

    April 19, 2022 I 02:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

    March 22, 2022 I 02:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

    January 25, 2022 I 02:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

    November 23, 2021 I 02:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

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    Dealing with human research data poses special challenges for research data management. In order to strengthen the internal networking in this field within the Max Planck Society, the Max Planck Digital Library is organizing this discussion series. We therefore cordially invite all interested MPG colleagues on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 2 pm (.ics file here), to discuss current questions of human research data.

    You can find more info about the Discussion Series on the FDM Workshop website.

    More details about the program here.

  • 05/2022

    Hybrid Workshop: Future Opportunities for Software in Research

    May 12-13, 2022 I Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology I Plön

    May 12-13, 2022 I Virtual


    Software literacy has become a key competence for scientists across all disciplines. Scientists use software every day, and software development is becoming an increasingly important component of scientific productivity. However, the software needed for certain research projects can get highly complex and take up resources otherwise needed for core research. In the demanded professionalization of software development in research, specialized Research Software Engineers have emerged in recent years. With their help, researchers tackle the challenges in the areas of software and data, such as reproducibility, correctness, user-friendliness, performance, or maintenance.

    We would like to cordially invite all interested scientists, research software engineers, IT and computing specialists, and individuals involved in creating, using, or otherwise dealing with research software in the Max Planck Society. We also welcome participants from other research institutions.

    The workshop will be held in hybrid form, so you will be able to connect remotely or come to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön.

    You can find more info about the event here.

    Register here.

  • 04/2022

    Roadshow at the MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar

    April 28, 2022 | MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar | Virtual Meeting


  • 03/2022

    Edmond Tutorial after Major Update

    March 23, 2022 | 02:00 PM CET | Language: English

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    Edmond – the Open Research Data Repository of the Max Planck Society has received a major update. To introduce the new features of Edmond we will offer two virtual tutorials of 30 minutes with a short presentation, a live demonstration, and questions & answers. Join us!

    You can register here for the tutorials.

    More info on the update here.

  • 01/2022

    RDMO for MPG: Virtual Workshop!

    January 18, 2022 I 05:00 PM | Virtual

    January 26, 2022 I 09:00 AM | Virtual

    February 03, 2022 I 01:00 PM | Virtual

    February 11, 2022 I 11:00 AM | Virtual


    The service “RDMO for MPG” supports the organization of data management and the writing of data management plans for various funding organizations. Via this platform, DMPs can be written both more quickly and with other scientists involved in the project. At the same time, the plans can be updated throughout the various project phases and possibly forwarded to funding organizations.

    To facilitate the introduction of this new service, the RDM Support of the MPDL offers virtual tutorials via Zoom in January and February 2022. Join us!


  • 11/2021

    Workshop: Digital Publications in the Humanities

    November 2, 2021 I 09:00 am - 01:00 pm | Virtual Meeting

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    Digital means and open-access policies are changing the landscape of scientific publishing in the humanities and social sciences, too. The workshop wants to explore both major challenges and concrete solutions in a highly dynamic interdisciplinary field of scientific practice. It aims at sharing past experiences and visions for future developments. Speakers and participants (especially from the GSHS) from different sectors such as digital humanities, publication management, research data management, libraries, public relations are invited to share their knowledge. At the same time, we will discuss perspectives for further development and possibilities for cooperation within the MPG.

    The workshop will focus on exchange. So we would like to ask you what issues in digital publishing are currently on your mind? And what would you or your colleagues like to talk about and share? Such urgent topics of conversation would help us to organize the appropriate talks.

    You can find more info on the FDM Workshop website.

    The registration for the workshop is now available.

  • 07/2021

    Roadshow at the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology

    July 1, 2021 | MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology | Virtual Meeting


  • 06/2021

    Roadshow at the MPG City Week

    June 7-10, 2021 | MPG City Week | Virtual Meeting


  • 04/2021

    Roadshow at the MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems

    April 28, 2021 | MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems | Virtual Meeting


  • 03/2021

    Roadshow at Caesar Bonn

    March 17, 2021 | Caesar Bonn | Virtual Meeting






MPDL Roadshows & Workshops

Please find events before January 2016 in our MPDL Roadshows & Workshops Archive.