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About us

BERD@NFDI is an initiative to build a powerful platform for collecting, (pre-)processing, analyzing and preserving Business, Economic and Related Data – all in one place. We will facilitate the integrated management of algorithms and data along the whole research cycle, with a special focus on unstructured (big) data such as video, image, audio, text or mobile data.

BERD@NFDI will provide infrastructures to the challenges of the expanded empirical research. We will not only foster community building, offer publicly available and online accessible data sets, and enhance data documentation and preservation guided by the FAIR principles. We will also provide an algorithm repository and benchmarks, computing and storage power to analyze (big) data as well as a broad set of APIs to interact with external systems.

Goals

  • Collect, store, share, preserve, and link unstructured data from non-standard sources and algorithms in line with the FAIR principles
  • Engage in the development of quality standards, documentation standards and tools for unstructured research data and algorithms to facilitate sound and reproducible preprocessing and analysis
  • Make unstructured data and algorithms findable and manage access
  • Provide services and support for researchers to facilitate and simplify research data management of unstructured data along the whole research data cycle

Task Areas

Task Areas BERD@NFDI deutsch
Florian Stahl

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

Speaker of the consortium

(Co-)applicant institutions and (co-)speakers:
  • Dr. Bernd Bischl, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dr. Stefan Dietze, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Dr. Marc Fischer, University of Cologne
  • Dr. Sabine Gehrlein, Mannheim University Library, University of Mannheim
  • Dr. Mark Heitmann, Universität Hamburg
  • Dr. Hartmut Höhle, University of Mannheim
  • Dr. Göran Kauermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Center for Economics (ZBW)
  • Dr. Christof Wolf, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
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Universität Mannheim

Applicant institution

Participating Institutions
  • GSWG – Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
  • GUG – Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte
  • Institut für Bank- und Finanzgeschichte e.V. (IBF)
  • Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
  • Leibniz Supercomputing Center of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ)
  • Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE
  • RatSWD – Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten
  • VHB – Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
  • Verein für Socialpolitik, Wirtschaftshistorischer Ausschuss
  • ZEW – Leibniz Center for European Economic Research GmbH
Florian Stahl

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl

Speaker of the consortium

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Universität Mannheim

Applicant institution

(Co-)applicant institutions and (co-)speakers:
  • Dr. Bernd Bischl, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dr. Stefan Dietze, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Dr. Marc Fischer, University of Cologne
  • Sabine Gehrlein, Mannheim University Library, University of Mannheim
  • Dr. Mark Heitmann, Universität Hamburg
  • Dr. Hartmut Höhle, University of Mannheim
  • Dr. Göran Kauermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Center for Economics (ZBW)
  • Dr. Christof Wolf, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Participating Institutions
  • GSWG – Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
  • GUG – Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte
  • Institut für Bank- und Finanzgeschichte e.V. (IBF)
  • Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
  • Leibniz Supercomputing Center of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ)
  • Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE
  • RatSWD – Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten
  • VHB – Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
  • Verein für Socialpolitik, Wirtschaftshistorischer Ausschuss
  • ZEW – Leibniz Center for European Economic Research GmbH