The Chair of Computer Science 6 (Data Management) is part of the Department of Computer Science, which belongs to the Faculty of Engineering of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

The Chair was founded in 1979 by appointing Prof. em. Dr. Hartmut Wedekind. After his retirement, Prof. Dr. Klaus Meyer-Wegener was appointed in 2001 as the new head. Since April 2007, the associated professorship is staffed with Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz.