The federal state of Baden-Württemberg wants to offer scientists the best conditions for research. Against the backdrop of the ever-increasing importance of data and information the bwFDM-Communities project is tasked to develop recommendations that shall enable scientists in our federal state to process and use data without barriers. In order to achieve this objective, we engage an active dialogue with all university research groups in Baden-Württemberg (~3000). Next to identifying and advertising best-practice solutions, this project is supposed to gather information on how federal IT support needs to be expanded in order to meet the increasing demands of future research. As this is an ongoing project there may be further results in time, but some early conclusions can be drawn: Scientists want clear-cut requirements and responsibilities for data management and are willing to share their data if there is a proper appreciation model for data publication. Additionally, a lot of scientists complain about too strict law regulations regarding copyright and need better information about available RDM support, partners and opportunities. ... mehr Final conclusions and recommendations can only be given in the further course of the project, but we are confident that our final recommendations will help the scientists in Baden-Württemberg.