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Research Data Management

The division Research Data Management and Science Support bundles activities from Research Software Engineering, Research Data Management, IT-operations to Information Retrieval.

We connect tightly to other IMBI divisions, especially Medical Data Science and the Data Integration Center of the Medical Center.

Grant-aided projects:

  • Implementation of  Research Data Management for the Medical Faculty at the University of Freiburg (Start 2020, 3 years). Contact: Service for Researchers.

Participation Collaborative Research Center:

  • Infrastructure Project (INF) at CRC 1425 "The heterocellular nature of cardiac lesions: Identities, interactions, implications" (Start 2020, 4 years, press release)
  • Infrastructure Project (INF) at CRC 1453 "Nephrogenetik (NephGen)" (Start 2021, 4 years, press release)
  • Infrastructure Project (INF) at CRC 1479 "OncoEscape – Oncogenically Driven Immune Escape" (Start 2021, 4 years, press release)
  • Infrastructure Project (INF) at TR-CRC 359 "PILOT" (Start 2023, 4 years, press release)


Jochen Knaus



Computer Scientist


Birger Brunswiek

Software development

Computer scientist

Denis Gebele

IT operations


IT administrator, application developer

Laura Kahle

Software development


Neurobiologist, physicist

Anastasiya Kazhan

Project coordination



Dr. Göran Köber

Process, Organisation



Micha Rautenberg

IT operations, planning


IT administrator (also working at the ZDI)

Michelle Pfaffenlehner




Manuel Watter

Software development


Computer scientist

Frank Werner

IT operations


IT administrator


Urs A. Fichtner

Research Associates


(still at the IMBI)

Kathrin Grummich

Information Retrieval

(contact Kathrin at the Institute for Evidenz in Medicine)