I am working with the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, specifically in bioinformatics and information technology.
As an agronomist specializing in environment and land use planning, plant phenotyping and data curation are my areas of expertise.
How did I get into data management?
When phenotyping an experiment, I had to clean not only my own data, but also that of others; and so I gradually entered the world of data management. For a while I combined both facets of the job, but today I only handle data management tasks.
What does good data management mean to me?
… that I am able to find what I need in the data created by others (and also in my own). Furthermore, good data management promotes the integrity, accessibility, and longevity of research data, thus facilitating collaboration, reproducibility, and innovation.