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Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Birte Lindstädt

Head of Research Data Managment

Key tasks and activities

  • Research data managment
  • Publishing of research data
  • Training and consulting
  • Services for persistent identifiers
  • National research data infrastructure (NFDI)


After completing her degree in Economic Geography, Birte Lindstädt spent some 15 years working in consultancy and market research. From 2010 to 2014, she was project manager and group coordinator of the Goportis – Leibniz Library Network of Research Information. She also completed a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MALIS) between 2012 and 2014 at TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences. In 2014, she was appointed as Head of Research Data Management and DOI Services in the Open Science department of ZB MED. She is a member of the steering committee of the DINI/nestor Research Data Working Group, the Research Data Alliance RDA, and the Leibniz Association’s Research Data Working Group.

Educational background

  • 1987-1994
    Studies of applied geography/economy at the University of Trier, degree in geography
  • 2012-2014
    Study of Library and Information Science, Master of Library and Information Science MA.LIS

Career to date

  • 1994-1997
    Activity in urban and regional planning
  • 1997-2010
    Institut für Handelsforschung GmbH, project manager for projects in management consulting and market research
  • 2010-2016
    Network coordinator and managing director Goportis - Leibniz Library Network Research Information
  • 2014 bis heute
    Head of the Research Data Management Department at ZB MED

Professional bodies and associations

  • Member of leadership team nestor/DINI Workgroup Research Data
  • Research Data Alliance RDA