We offer you various forms of training in research data management. All courses are free.

General open trainings

We offer regular courses via the course database provided by the university's Talent acquisition and development unit (in the category "Wissenschaftsorganisation"). Those courses are free for academic and non-academic staff.

Courses in summer semester 2023:

  • 14.03.2023: Creating Data Management Plans for FWF Projects
  • 30.03.2023: Research Data Management in the Social Sciences
  • 30.03.2023: Datenmanagementprojekte mit PHAIDRA-Services umsetzen
  • 12.04.2023: Forschungsdokumentation mit u:cris für Wissenschafter*innen
  • 18.04.2023: Praktische Einführung in das Repositorium Phaidra
  • 24.04.2023: Implement data management projects with PHAIDRA-Services
  • 25.04.2023: Creating Data Management Plans for Horizon Europe Projects
  • 25.04.2023: Teaching Competence: Synergien von Open Science und Open Education nutzen: Das Potenzial von freien Bildungsressourcen
  • 09.05.2023: Practical Introduction to the Repository Phaidra
  • 14.06.2023: Forschungsdokumentation mit u:cris für Wissenschafter*innen
  • 20.06.2023: Research Data Management at the University of Vienna

Trainings for PhilKult PhD students

We offer specific courses in research data management for PhD students of PhilKult faculty. After these introductory courses, you can arrange individual sessions for your personal questions.

Courses in Sommersemester 2023:

  • 23.05.2023, 2:00-4:30 p.m. (online, in German)
  • 15.06.2023, 10:00-12:30 a.m. (online, in English)

Please register via Termino. The trainings take place via Moodle and Zoom. You'll receive administrative information in time.

Individual trainings

If you need training with an discipline-specific focus or training for specific questions from your project or department, please contact us to speak about the details. These courses are free for university employees and students.

Related courses by the University of Vienna

The Computer Centre (ZID) offers a wide variety of courses in the field of data management in the broader sense - e.g. data analysis with Python, introduction to R, MAXQDA Basics, reference management systems Citavi and Zotero... You can find these in the course database under the menu item "ZID-Kurse". Those courses are fee-based.

In the course database you will also find training courses in the area of data protection, e.g. a two-hour introduction to the GDPR.

The MediaLab of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies regularly offers courses in recording and editing audio and video files, motion capture and eye tracking. These courses are free of charge for PhilKult staff, but a small fee is charged for students and staff from other institutions. You can find the current programme at

The Center for Doctoral Studies offers various "Transferable Skills" workshops für PhD students, e.g. "Research Data Management for PhD Students: Introduction to Data Planning, Collection and Analysis" and "Creative Commons: Die (richtige) Verwendung von CC-Lizenzen in der Wissenschaft". For more information and registration, see

Self-learn courses from outside the university

The community-base website Programming Historian offers a variety of free courses for humanists working with data on different skill levels, from "Introduction to the Principles of Linked Open Data", "Cleaning Data with OpenRefine" or "Preserving Your Research Data".

The ACDH-CH offers interactive learning material for the Digital Humanities, such as data management and long-term archiving.

if you are interested in cooperative self-learning, please contact us. We would like to develop innovative course formats. Example: 30 minutes of individual self-learning alternate with discussion in the group.