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aviDa – Development of a research data infrastructure for audiovisual data of qualitative social research.


The aim of aviDa is to develop a research data infrastructure for the digital preservation and re-use of audio-visual research data of qualitative social research. The video corpora of the department „General Sociology“ of the Technical University Berlin (TUB) and the chair „Sociology of Culture and Religion“ of the University of Bayreuth (UBT) will be prepared as a pilot corpus.

In the course of the project, the archiving of audio-visual data, the metadata schemas for their demand-oriented re-use and the standardization of the formats will be developed in such a way that they can be integrated into the TU Berlin’s research data repository DepositOnce and thus made accessible to the social science research community. As part of the project, a data type- and subject-specific data protection, rights and access management will be developed, including a solution for the anonymization of audio-visual data.

(Project duration: October 2018 to March 2021)

Detailed information can be found under this link:

  • Wilke, René; Pröbrock, Willi & Helen Pach (2019): Infrastrukturen für Forschungsdaten der qualitativen Sozialforschung. Überblick und aktuelle Herausforderungen. Soziologie 48 (4), 476–485.
  • Knoblauch, Hubert & René Wilke (2018): Forschungsdateninfrastrukturen für audio-visuelle Daten der Qualitativen Sozialforschung – Bedarf und Anforderungen. RatSWD Working Paper Series, 47–58 (PDF)

There is also more information about aviDa on the poster:

Here is the link to the poster of the project:

Solutions that are currently still being developed here are also helpful for researchers, for example in the field of audio-video based empirical research.