Projects

For more than a decade I have been working on various projects to professionally capture and store research data and to make it freely accessible via the Internet.

Start 01/01/2017

Status: in progress

The GREGOR Observatory is located on Izaña in Tenerife and is Europe's largest solar telescope. The GREGOR Collaborative Research Environment (CRE) and the web portal gregor.aip.de are operated by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for processing and distribution of the data within the community. I was significantly involved in the conception and implementation. gregor.aip.de was developed on the basis of the Daiquiri Framework.

Start 11/01/2015

Status: in progress

RDMO develops a tool to support the systematic planning, organization and implementation of research data management. Additionally, a data management plan (DMP) can be created in the form of a text document. My contribution is the development of the software, but I have also participated in all other activities of the project, especially the dissemination in the community.

Start 01/01/2015

Status: completed

The APPLAUSE database is a collection of digitized photographic plates from the archives of the Hamburger Sternwarte, Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, and Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP). Over a web portal, created with the Daiquiri framework, thousands of plate scans, together with scanned logbooks, pages and envelopes are available to the public. I developed the web application and implemented the storage backend.

07/01/2014 - 12/31/2018

Status: completed

The Gaia Mission is an ambitious attempt to measure a large part of our Milky Way with high precision. The Coordination Unit 9 of the DPAC consortium prepares the publications of the Gaia satellite mission. As part of CU9, I participated in Gaia@AIP, the Gaia data mirror at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

Start 01/01/2014

Status: completed

The CosmoSim database provides results from cosmological simulations performed within different projects: MultiDark and Bolshoi, CLUES, and Galaxies. Stored in a high-performance sharded MySQL cluster, over 100 Tb of simulation data can be accessed, queried and downloaded by scientists all over the world. I developed the web portal, which is based on the Daiquiri-Framework and worked on the storage and database concept.

Start 04/24/2013

Status: in progress

Based on Radieschen and other DFG projects, the Wiki forschungsdaten.org serves as a documentation and communication platform for actors in digital research data management in Germany. By June 2018, over 200 wiki entries had been written by 130 users. I was involved in setting up the Wiki right from the start and am part of the editorial team.

04/01/2013 - 12/31/2014

Status: completed

The DFG-VRE project developed success criteria for virtual research environments (VRE). In expert discussions, the experiences of various actors in the development and operation of VRE were gathered and subsequently processed into general and specific success factors. My main contribution was the conception of a life cycle model for AER.

Start 12/01/2012

Status: in progress

BürgerBautStadt is a website where we gather official publications about different construction projects in Berlin and display them on an interactive map. Usually these documents are only published on platforms which are difficult to find and/or are not available in digital form. With this project, we aim to enable citizens, who are interested in the development of their neighborhood, to participate in the public planning process of such endeavors.

Start 04/01/2011

Status: in progress

Daiquiri is a web framework specifically designed to create highly customizable web applications that provide astronomical data sets. It is currently used for hosting CosmoSim, the RAVE database, APPLAUSE and Gaia@AIP. I am the lead developer and maintainer.

Start 04/01/2011

Status: completed

The DFG-funded project Radieschen developed a roadmap for interdisciplinary research data infrastructures in Germany. My task was to analyse current projects and infrastructures, which are summarised in the report "Organisation and Structure".