(Published on 16.03.2023) As a decentralized network, Mastodon represents an alternative to well-known social media platforms such as Twitter. NFDI has now launched its own instance: https://nfdi.social/.
The instance is designed to be a place where users can share ideas about research data management (RDM) and discuss exciting topics from the consortia as well as the scientific community. We would like nfdi.social to be a space for interesting discussions and networking. Announcements of events relevant to the NFDI community are also welcome.
The nfdi.social instance is open to the NFDI community, but also to individuals from other RDM institutions associated with NFDI. To register click here: https://nfdi.social/auth/sign_up
- More about our instance and the server rules: https://nfdi.social/about
The idea to become part of the Mastodon network and to run our own independent server came equally from the directorate/office and the NFDI community. Special thanks go to Lambert Heller, who is the creator of the name “nfdi.social”. In addition, we thank our moderation team, which came together to develop and enforce the server rules in the future. This team unites people from different consortia.
New section Industry Engagement coordinates cooperation with industry
The NFDI sections are dedicated to topics that are relevant to all or several consortia. In October 2021, the first four sections already started their work. Now the fifth section, Industry Engagement (section-industry), is starting.
Task Force Evaluation and Reporting publishes white paper as basis for interim reports of the consortia
The NFDI Task Force for Evaluation and Reporting (formerly the Task Force Monitoring) is working on the preparation of the interim reports of the consortia and the structural evaluation of NFDI. For this purpose, members of the task force wrote the white paper “Interim Report Reference”. The paper creates a basis for the consortia’s interim reports to the German Research Foundation (DFG) through jointly agreed definitions of cross-consortium topics.
Start of funding for seven consortia and Base4NFDI
Welcome! Seven further consortia and Base4NFDI will be included in the federal and state funding of NFDI from March. We are very pleased that the NFDI network continues to grow.