The Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities and Social Sciences - FuD

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Project Management: Dr Thomas Burch  (Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)) · Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH) · Dr. Marina Lemaire  (Universität Trier - Servicezentrum eSciences) · Universität Trier - Servicezentrum eSciences

Sponsors: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Universität Trier - Servicezentrum eSciences, Forschungsinitiative des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz

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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch


Claudia Bamberg, Thomas Burch: Inventarisieren, Analysieren und Archivieren vernetzt. Digitalisierung und Edition größerer Briefkorpora mit der virtuellen Editionsplattform „Forschungsnetzwerk und Datenbanksystem“ (FuD). In: Fontanes Briefe ediert. Hg. v. Hanna Delf von Wolzogen und Rainer Falk. Würzburg 2014, S. 265–282.

Gisela  Minn, Thomas Burch,  Marina  Lemaire, Alexander  Patrut, Yvonne  Rommelfanger und Ansgar  Schmitz: FuD2015 – Eine virtuelle Forschungsumgebung für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften auf dem Weg in den Regelbetrieb. Akteure, Arbeitsfelder, Organisations- und Finanzierungsstrukturen (Universität Trier eSciences Working Papers, Nr. 01), Trier 2016 [online].

Research Area: Software Systems and Research Infrastructure

Keywords: Digital Technologies and Tools, LaTeX


Website of the Project: Research network and database system (FuD)

FuD is a virtual research environment for research in the humanities and social sciences. The modular software maps the entire research process and supports collaborative research that is independent of time and location. Whether print or online edition, or both as a hybrid edition, whether content, discourse or network analysis, whether indexing work or management of research data - FuD offers a multitude of tools for data collection, annotation, analysis and processing up to publication and archiving. And even for highly complex data models, the user does not need to acquire any knowledge of XML!

As a research partner, we work with our scientific workflow from consulting on data management to tailor-made technical solutions. Our interdisciplinary team is a research partner for software development, data analysis, publication consulting, and visualization on research platforms, which usually enable the subsequent use of digital data. Due to the project-specific requirements, the virtual research environment is and has been continuously developed and adapted on different levels by the TCDH-internal developer team (Radoslav Petkov, Dr. Matthias Bremm, Li Sheng, Yu Gan, Frank Queens (Transcribo), Martin Sievers (LaTeX output)). FuD facilitates the exchange of data with other researchers through an elaborate rights management. FuD can be used by large research groups as well as by small research projects. The database system in client-server architecture is designed as an integrated work, publication and information platform.


Dr Matthias Bremm
E-mail: bremmatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-2679

Dr Thomas Burch
E-mail: burchatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3364

Radoslav Petkov
E-mail: petkovatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3359