NFDI and the Göttingen Campus

What is the NFDI?

The NFDI (National Research Data Infrastructure) improves and promotes the infrastructure for research data in Germany. The necessary offerings and subject-specific expertise are developed in discipline-oriented consortia. One major aim of the NFDI is ensuring and extending national data independence. The non-profit Association German National Research Data Infrastructure (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) e.V.) coordinates the activities to establish a National Research Data Infrastructure. The association is supervised by the board of directors and works in various association institutions. The NFDI will also be linked to international initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud and participate in its development.

How Göttingen Campus Researchers Can Benefit

The NFDI offers researchers guidance, services and support in all aspects of managing research data. With their discipline-specific focus, each NFDI consortium addresses the needs of their research community with respect to research software, data processing and storage, standards and best practices, and making research data (re-)usable.

By interacting with your discipline-specific NFDI consortium, you as a researcher can benefit from sustainable national and international research data infrastructure technologies, workflows, and communities. The eRA supports the Göttingen Campus by acting as an interface between research and NFDI, and by coordinating supporting activities.

eRA Activities with Regard to NFDI at Göttingen Campus

  • Consulting on Research Data Management (RDM) topics
  • Technical infrastructure provision for the Göttingen NFDI activities
  • Training on using NFDI services
  • Promoting and coordinating exchange of NFDI activities on campus

Do you want to learn more about the activities of your NFDI Consortium on campus, or to become actively involved? Contact us!

Göttingen as a Strong Player in the NFDI

  • Various institutions of the Göttingen Campus are involved in 17 of the currently 27 NFDI consortia, which started their work on 1 October 2020, 1 October 2021 and 1 January 2023 respectively.
  • The Göttingen Campus makes a substantial contribution to the development of the NFDI in Germany and is dedicated to the establishment of the NFDI as an overall task of science policy.
  • The strategy to establish local support structures is increasingly driven by the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB) and the GWDG.
  • The Göttingen eResearch Alliance as long-established RDM hub for the Göttingen Campus supports the NFDI consortia participants on campus
  • More information is available in the Uni Göttingen Press Release.

Consortia with Göttingen Participation
Description Göttingen Involvement Start of Consortium
Base4NFDI Basic services for the NFDI 2023
FAIRagro Agrosystems Research 2023
NFDI4BioDiversity Biodiversity and Environmental Data 2020
NFDI4BIOIMAGE Research Data Management for Microscopy and BioImage Analysis 2023
NFDI4Chem Chemistry Consortium in the NFDI 2020
NFDI4Culture Consortium for Research Data on Tangible and Intangible Cultural assets 2020
DAPHNE4NFDI Data from Photon and Neutron Experiments for the NFDI 2021
NFDI4Earth Adresses Digital Needs of Earth System Sciences 2021
NFDI4Energy National Research Data Infrastructure for the Interdisciplinary Energy System Research 2023
FAIRmat FAIR Data Infrastructure
for Condensed-Matter Physics and the Chemical Physics of Solids
NFDI4Health National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data 2020
NFDI4Ing National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences 2020
NFDI4Memory Research data management for historical data 2023
NFDI4Objects Research Data Infrastructure for the Material Remains of Human History 2023
PUNCH4NFDI Consortium of Particle, Astro-, Astroparticle, Hadron and Nuclear Physics 2021
Text+ Text- and Language-Based Research Data 2021
NFDIxCS Research data infrastructure for computer science 2023
Göttingen involvement in the NFDI Sections
Other Consortia

There is no participation of Göttingen Campus researchers in the following NFDI consortia.

Name Description Start of Consortium
BERD@NFDI NFDI for Business, Economic and Related Data 2021
NFDI4Cat NFDI for Catalysis-Related Sciences 2020
NFDI4DataScience NFDI for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 2021
NFDI4Immuno NFDI for fair Research Data Management focused on Immunology 2023
DataPLANT Data in PLANT Research 2020
GHGA German Human Genome-Phenome Archive 2020
KonsortSWD Consortium for the Social, Behavioral, Educational and Economic Sciences 2020
MaRDI The NFDI Consortium of Mathematics 2021
NFDI4Microbiota NFDI for Microbiology (Including Bacteriology, Virology, Protistology, Mycology and Parasitology) 2021
NFDI-MatWerk National Research Data Infrastructure for Materials Science & Engineering 2021

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