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Dirk Fleischer is a data scientist and responsible for the data management in the Humboldt Tipping project. After finishing his studies in biological oceanography in 2003 at Kiel University he worked on a number of projects concerning large datasets. From 2003 to 2008 he participated in the European Network of Excellence MarBEF to compile a pan European macrozoobenthos database (MacroBen) at the Institute for Polar Ecology at the Kiel University. In 2009, Dirk moved to the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel and continued to work on building and designing data infrastructure. This included work for the SFB-574 until 2012. From 2013 on, he became a PI in data management as part of the BMBF projects BioACID and SOPRAN until he left the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in 2015. He has been working as project leader for Data- and Information Management at the priority research area Kiel Marine Science (KMS) at Kiel University since 2015. During this time, he was also the vice project leader for the research project on research data management at universities in teaching, learning and daily work (UniLLAP).

Research questions

  • How to incorporate openness and transparency of science in curricular education?

  • How to ensure data acquisition, reusability and data quality across multi-discipline institutions?