(Published on 04.05.2022) The section Training & Education elected its spokesperson and deputy spokesperson at its first official meeting on 3 May.
We congratulate the new spokesperson Prof. Dr. Peter Pelz and the deputy spokesperson Prof. Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis on their election and look forward to a productive collaboration with them.
This means that all four sections that have already been established have held their first official meetings and elected their spokespersons and deputies.
For the section Common Infrastructures, the kick-off meeting was on Tuesday 29 March. Dr. Michael Diepenbroek was elected Speaker and Dr. Sonja Schimmler Deputy Speaker. On Wednesday, 30 March, the section Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects Section met. Prof. Dr. Franziska Boehm was elected as speaker and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sax as deputy speaker. The initial meeting of the section (Meta)data Terminologies and Provenance took place on 6 April. Dr. Oliver Koepler was elected as spokesperson and Dr. Brigitte Mathiak as deputy spokesperson.
The four sections have already started their work.
New contributors from all disciplines are welcome and can register here to work in one or more sections.
Do you have any questions about the sections? Send them by email to sections[at]nfdi.de.
The project FAIR Data Spaces celebrates its first anniversary this week. The project application was submitted to the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) at the beginning of April last year and the funding already started on 17 May 2021. Since then, the FAIR Data Spaces community has been built up and the first milestones have been reached together.
The Data Act of the European Union is to regulate the accessibility of data in the future. As part of a feedback procedure, the ELSA (Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects) section in the NFDI association has submitted an opinion on the draft law. This statement at EU level is the first of an NFDI section.
The community newsletter kicks off with a special edition containing information about our second FAIR Data Spaces project workshop on 15 March 2022. Our workshop was part of the BMBF event “Leitbild einer fairen Datenökonomie in Deutschland und Europa” (Model of a fair data economy in Germany and Europe), organised by Fraunhofer-Verbund IUK-Technologie and under the patronage of German Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger.