DataPLANT

Plant research
Training in data management
Common standards
Data platform

GHGA

Research on genetic sequences
Providing a long-term archive
Creating legal-ethical standards
Creating a data portal
Training in data management

KonsortSWD

Social, educational, behavioural
and economic sciences
Research data infrastructure
Sustainable research data management

NFDI4Biodiversity

Data availability for environmental studies
Evaluating ecological studies
Involving volunteer environmentalists
Data platform

NFDI4Cat

Catalysis research
Digitisation
Education and training
Link to industry

NFDI4Chem

Chemical research
Digitisation
Data management
Legal guidelines
Data analysis

NFDI4Culture

Cultural heritage
Building an infrastructure
Uniting cultural research fields
Creating a data platform

NFDI4Health

National infrastructure
Sub-disciplines of medicine
Data management
Legal requirements

NFDI4Ing

Engineering
Processing research
Accessibility
Enabling data sharing
Analysis software

DataPLANT

Plant research
Training in data management
Common standards
Data platform

GHGA

Research on genetic sequences
Providing a long-term archive
Creating legal-ethical standards
Creating a data portal
Training in data management

KonsortSWD

Social, educational, behavioural
and economic sciences
Research data infrastructure
Sustainable research data management

NFDI4Biodiversity

Data availability for environmental studies
Evaluating ecological studies
Involving volunteer environmentalists
Data platform

NFDI4Cat

Catalysis research
Digitisation
Education and training
Link to industry

NFDI4Chem

Chemical research
Digitalisation
Data management
Legal guidelines
Data analysis

NFDI4Culture

Cultural heritage
Building an infrastructure
Uniting cultural research fields
Creating a data platform

NFDI4Health

National infrastructure
Sub-disciplines of medicine
Data management
Legal requirements

NFDI4Ing

Engineering
Processing research
Accessibility
Enabling data sharing
Analysis software

THE ASSOCIATION

The Association

In the National Research Data Infrastructure Germany (NFDI), valuable data from science and research are systematically accessed, networked and made usable in a sustainable and qualitative manner for the entire German science system.

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Association bodies

The Articles of Association provide for five bodies: The Members Assembly, the Board of Trustees, the Scientific Senate, the Consortia Assembly and the Directorate. Together they shape the NFDI. This broad involvement makes it possible to jointly formulate new standards for research data management.

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Members

The member organisations of NFDI broadly represent the scientific landscape in Germany. Members include scientific organisations, universities and colleges, non-university research institutions, professional societies and associations.

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Foundation

The Council on Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII) gave the impulse for the foundation of NFDI with its recommendation in 2016. Since then, consortia have been formed, the first two selection rounds by the DFG have taken place and with the founding of the association in October 2020, NFDI became an independent legal entity.

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Actors

NFDI is embedded at national level in a network of actors and partners from science and politics. In addition, NFDI is part of international developments and projects, for example the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) or the FAIR-Data Spaces project.

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NEWS

Here you can find current information on the National Research Data Infrastructure Germany.

Ten new NFDI consortia take off

Funding for ten more NFDI consortia began at the beginning of October. The decision had already been made by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) on 2 July. The GWK followed the recommendation of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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First Parliamentary Lunch

Members of the German Parliament (Bundestag) and their employees had the opportunity on Wednesday, 16 June, to learn about the major challenges in research data management as well as solution strategies through NFDI. The association presented itself during a virtual parliamentary lunch.

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MEMBERSHIP

Legal entities that feel a connection to the Association’s purpose and can make a significant contribution to it can become members of the National Research Data Infrastructure Association Germany (NFDI). If you are interested in becoming a member of the Association, you can find the current membership application form and the Articles of Association here.

DIRECTORATE AND OFFICE

As the Association’s Board of Directors, the Directorate – consisting of Prof. Dr. York Sure Vetter and Eva Lübke – coordinates the Association’s bodies, supports the strategic cooperation across consortia in terms of content and represents the Association externally. The Directorate is supported by the staff of the NFDI office. This is where the threads of the Association come together. The office is the contact point for internal and external enquiries. The office is located in Karlsruhe.

Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter

Director

Eva Lübke

Administrative Director

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CONSORTIA

The consortia are initially funded for up to ten years. During this time, the following goals are to be achieved:

  • Sustainable development and utilisation of research data
  • Establishment of research data management according to the FAIR principles
  • Connection and networking with international initiatives  

NFDI4Biodiversity

Biodiversity, ecology and environmental data

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NFDI4Cat

NFDI for sciences related to catalysis

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NFDI4Chem

Consortium for Chemistry in the NFDI

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KonsortSWD

Consortium for the Social, Educational, Behavioural and Economic Sciences

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DataPLANT

Data in plant research

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NFDI4Health

National research data infrastructure for personal health data

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GHGA

German Human Genome Phenome Archive

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NFDI4Culture

Consortium for research data on tangible and intangible cultural assets

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NFDI4Ing

National Research Data Infrastructure for the Engineering Sciences

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Further consortia

The funding of 10 more consortia started in October.

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JOBS

Here you can find current job offers of the National Research Data Infrastructure Germany.

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Adress

Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) e.V.

NFDI-Direktorat
Albert-Nestler-Straße 13 | 76131 Karlsruhe

E-mail

info[at]nfdi.de

 

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