Community Meetings

Task forces, jours fixes, sections and more

This page gives you an overview of regular meetings in NFDI and the particular addressees. If you are interested in participating in the different formats, please contact the coordinator of your consortium for further information or the NFDI office via email to info[at]nfdi.de.

 

Task forces

Task forces (TFs) are meetings of working groups in which people from interested consortia work out solutions for individual topics in a joint exchange. TFs can also prepare the creation of a section or serve the exchange between sections. In the TF Monitoring, qualitative and quantitative KPIs are defined to make the success of NFDI measurable. In the TF Tools, common standards for the productive use of software are developed. The TF Tools is divided into several subgroups, each dealing with specific aspects.

Task Force Monitoring

  • Goal: In the Task Force (TF) Monitoring, qualitative and quantitative Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are defined to make the success of NFDI measurable and serve as a basis for the interim evaluation and other reports.
  • Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the TF are cordially invited to participate.
  • Frequency: by arrangement

Task Force Tools

  • Goal: In the Task Force (TF) Tools, interested consortia work out standards for the productive use of software in a joint exchange.
  • Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the TF are cordially invited to participate.
  • Frequency: every second Wednesday of the month

Task Force Tools Subgroup AAI

  • Goal: Exchange on the topic of Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) in NFDI.
  • Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the subgroup (SG) are cordially invited to participate in the SG AAI.
  • Frequency: every fourth Monday of the month

Task Force Tools Subgroup Helpdesk

  • Goal: Exchange on the topic of helpdesks in NFDI.
  • Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the subgroup are cordially invited to participate in the SG Helpdesk.
  • Frequency: every second Wednesday of the month

Task Force Tools Subgroup project management

  • Goal: Establishment of a professional and efficient project management tool for the work in the consortia and for the cooperation in the association.
    Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the subgroup (SG) are cordially invited to participate in the SG Project Management.
    Rotation: by arrangement

Task Force Tools Subgroup Rocket.Chat

  • Goal: Exchange of RocketChat administrators of the nfdi-all instance.
  • Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the subgroup (SG) are cordially invited to participate in the SG Rocket.Chat.
  • Rotation: by arrangement

Task Force Tools Subgroup Data Management Planning

  • Goal: Exchange on the topic of Data Management Planning
  • Target group: All persons from NFDI consortia who are interested in the goal of the subgroup (SG) are cordially invited to participate in the SG Data Management Planning.
  • Frequency: –

Task Force Tools Subgroup File Sharing Cloud

  • Goal: Exchange on the topic of file sharing cloud
  • Target group: –
  • Frequency: Subgroup currently dormant while the procurement of an NFDI cloud solution is being clarified.

 

Jours fixes

The various jours fixes are permanently established meetings in which people from the NFDI Directorate and the individual funded NFDI consortia exchange views on specific sets of topics.

Jour fixe speakers

  • Goal: Exchange between NFDI directorate and speakers of the funded NFDI consortia.
  • Target group: Consortium speakers
  • Frequency: first Friday of the month

Jour fixe communication

  • Goal: Exchange of persons responsible for the topics of PR and (public) communication in the NFDI Directorate and the different funded NFDI consortia.
  • Target group: Persons responsible for PR and (public) communication in the different funded NFDI consortia.
  • Frequency: last Wednesday of the month

Jour fixe finance

  • Goal: Exchange on NFDI financial management topics (e.g. call for funds, proof of use, administrative processes, etc.).
  • Target group: Coordinators of the funded NFDI consortia
  • Frequency: by arrangement

Jour fixe administration

  • Goal: Exchange between the NFDI Directorate and the coordinators of the funded NFDI consortia on administrative topics.
  • Target group: Coordinators of the funded NFDI consortia
  • Frequency: second Friday of the month

 

Sections

Sections are legally dependent divisions of the association in which cross-cutting topics are addressed that affect several consortia. In particular, the sections support the consortium assembly in the preparation of its decision proposals on cross-consortium standards, metadata standards and formats. Sections are established, defined, delimited and abolished by decision of the Scientific Senate of the NFDI Association on the proposal of the NFDI consortium assembly and the NFDI Director. Four sections were established by the Scientific Senate as of October 1, 2021.

Detailed information on the sections can be found in the section concepts, which are published on our zenodo community page, and on the NFDI website at https://www.nfdi.de/sektionen/:

For participation in the sections, registration is required under https://www.nfdi.de/sektionen-anmeldung/. If you have further questions about the sections, you can contact sections[at]nfdi.de.

 

More dates

Onboarding Event

  • Goal: The onboarding event gives new employees in consortia the opportunity to get to know NFDI better and to exchange ideas and network across consortia.
  • Target group: New employees in the consortia
  • Frequency: once per quarter

Coffee Session

  • Goal: Networking event for all NFDI stakeholders.
  • Target group: All interested parties of the NFDI community
  • Frequency: once per quarter

Presentation of the statutes

  • Goal: To present the statutes of the association to all interested parties.
  • Target group: For all interested parties
  • Frequency: once a year

The presentation can be found on Zenodo and YouTube.

 

NFDI talk series

NFDI InfraTalk

  • Goal: Members of consortia give lectures on current topics. The lectures take place online and are streamed on YouTube.
  • Audience: All interested parties are welcome to follow the lectures via YouTube.
  • Frequency: every first Monday of the month
  • Time: 16:00
  • Duration: 60 minutes

NFDI ToolTalk

  • Goal: Members of consortia give presentations on software solutions from their consortia that could potentially be of interest to other consortia. The presentations will take place online and will be streamed in parallel on YouTube.
  • Audience: All interested parties are welcome to follow the lectures via ¬†YouTube.
  • Frequency: every second Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 15:45
  • Duration: 45 minutes