Projects & Collaborations

eResearch technologies support researchers in creating and collecting, analysing, preserving and publishing digital research data, and in working collaboratively in virtual teams cross discipline, institutional or national borders by using Virtual Research Environments (VREs). This ongoing technological change is fundamentally transforming the way researchers work across all scientific fields. In this context, many (research) questions have to be answered. Together with our partners we are trying to address these challenges and find answers. Here you can find some of our projects and project involvements.

Projects of the eResearch Alliance

GRAcE (06/2017-08/2019)

The project Göttingen Research Data Exploratory (GRAcE), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), identified generalisable parameters of research data management (RDM) in order to provide a cost estimation and to define criteria for the scalability of RDM services. These served as the basis for the development of a long-term planning instrument for the establishment and sustainable operation of data management services at a research campus.

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The OLA-HD project – an OCR-D long-term archive for historical prints – is part of the large OCR-D collaborative project. OCR-D focuses on the development of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) methods for historical prints. OLA-HD was selected as one of the eight model projects out of 20 submitted project proposals. The eRA, represented through SUB and GWDG, is executing the project.

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The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is a Horizon 2020 project that “will realise the social sciences and humanities part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by offering a scalable and flexible access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the SSH community.”

SSHOC plans to integrate existing and new infrastructures from the Social Sciences & Humanities ERICs to foster synergies over disciplines and foster interdisciplinary research and collaboration. To achieve this, SSHOC will integrate services and infrastructures from the EOSC-hub project.

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Projects with eRA Involvement

Collaborative Research Centres (CRC)

CRC 755: Nanoscale Photonic Imaging (ended)

CRC 755 aims at resolving structures and dynamics in space and time on the nanometer scale and on timescales extending over many orders of magnitude down to the femtosecond range.

CRC 990:Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia) – EFForTS

EFForTS is a Collaborative Research Centre funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) that investigates the ecological and socioeconomic effects of such transformation based on research carried out in the Bukit Duabelas and Hutan Harapan area in Jambi province focusing on smallholder systems.

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CRC 1002: Modulatory Units in Heart Failure

It is the goal of the CRC 1002 to identify new specific treatment targets and develop new therapeutic strategies to treat heart failure. Identification of therapy targets is pursued by evaluation of the spatial organization of signal transduction in nano- and micro-domains.

CRC 1190: Compartmental Gates and Contact Sites in Cells

This CRC is committed to addressing the role of compartmental gates and contact sites in cellular organization and physiology. The involved researchers aim to understand how compartmental gates and contact sites achieve a selective distribution of molecules and thus functionally define and diversify cellular compartments.

CRC 1286: Quantitative Synaptology

The ultimate objective of this CRC is to generate a functional virtual synapse, in silico, that covers both the presynaptic and postsynaptic compartments.

Research Units (RU)

RU 2064: STRATA. Stratification-Analyses of Mythic Plots and Texts in Ancient Cultures

While the research of ancient myths has focused mainly on Greek and Roman sources, the research group STRATA broadens the material base regarding time, region, topics and genre by incorporating the earliest, Ancient Near Eastern as well as the later, Jewish-Christian ancient worlds. The further development and application of the basically mapped theoretical framework will initiate a development in formal, distinctive and dynamic respects.

RU 2432: Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface: Functions, Scales, and Dynamics of Transition

FOR2432 aims at systematically exploring the interrelations within and between plant-based and animal-based production systems, agricultural/non-agricultural households, supply chains and marketing channels, and larger-scale social and physical structures and patterns.

RU 2705: Dissection of a Brain Circuit: Structure, Plasticity and Behavioral Function of the Drosophila mushroom body

This research unit wants to understand how adaptive behavior is organized through the properties of single neurons, their synapses, and the neural circuits the neurons are part of.

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