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Presentation of the New NFDI Section “Industry Engagement”

May 11th, 2023 | by
National Research Data Infrastructure Germany (NFDI)


The sections are an important part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). In October 2021, the first four sections have already started their work. On March 22, the Scientific Senate approved the establishment of the fifth section: Industry Engagement (section-industry).


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Follow-up Report on the RDM Network Meeting in April

April 27th, 2023 | by
The photo represents the key points such as date, topic, etc. for the open meeting oft he RDM network on April 12, 2023

Source: Own illustration; Freepik

The last Open Meeting of the RDM network, unlinke past network meetings, was held in Presence on April 12, 2023. Above the rooftops of the city in the conference room of the University Library of RWTH Aachen University, data stewards, RDM managers and RDM interested parties from the university met for the RDM network meeting and to get to know each other.

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Build on Data – Community Conference in May

April 25th, 2023 | by

On May 4 and 5, 2023, the community conference Build on Data – Auf Daten bauen of the DFG project on the topic of research data in historical building research and monument preservation will take place in hybrid form. Participants have the opportunity to attend the conference at the Technische Universität in Berlin or to attend it online.


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Coscine – Moving From Pilot Phase Into Regular Operation

April 20th, 2023 | by
Coscine logo on dark blue background with confetti bag as i-dot

Source: Own illustration

A reason to celebrate! After an extensive pilot phase, we can deliver the happy news that Coscine is moving from now on into regular operation. Find out what’s behind Coscine and why this service is the best way to support you in your research data management in this blog post.

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RDM in Small Research Projects

April 13th, 2023 | by
Opened white book on white table

Source: Unsplash

The question of the right research data management (RDM) arises above all for researchers who are still at the beginning of their careers, but also for students who are already taking on smaller research projects. Since they have had little to no contact with RDM to that point, it is unclear to many how research data can be made usable in the long term. Recommendations for RDM in smaller projects can now be found in a new handout by the German Data Forum (RatSWD), part of the Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational and Economic Sciences (KonsortSWD). A set of slides for university teachers was also published together with the handout.


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Follow-up report – Coscine at NFDI ToolTalk

April 6th, 2023 | by
Coscine at NFDI ToolTalk

Source: Own illustration

On March 20, 2023, Coscine was presented as part of the NFDI ToolTalk series. As previously announced in the NFDI Talks blog post, here is the post-event report on the digital event. What the contents of the presentation were, we have summarized for you in this post.

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NFDI Talks: Coscine at the NFDI ToolTalk

March 23rd, 2023 | by
Coscine at NFDI ToolTalk

Source: Own illustration

In order to give researchers space and time for exchange and impulses, the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) organizes regular Talks in which experts from various disciplines present exciting topics in research data management (RDM) such as new services, use cases, and more. In the current ToolTalk, Coscine was the subject of the event!

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Work of Base4NFDI Already in Full Swing

March 16th, 2023 | by
Symbolic image of what Base4NFDI will do

Source: Base4NFDI

At the beginning of March 2023, the funding of the consortia from the third round of calls for proposals has started. But Base4NFDI‘s work is already in full swing. The initiative supports and develops services that cannot be delivered NFDI-wide by individual consortia, but are needed by many. Applications for Base4NFDI funding – to initialize services, integrate services, and begin operations – will be available at least three times per year during the initial phase. The first round in 2023 is already in full swing.

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Data Competence Center DKZ.2R – The IT Center Is Part of It

March 9th, 2023 | by
Logo of the DKZ.2R

Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the conception and subsequent establishment of data competence centers for science. Working with research data will continue to be a trend in the future, and for this the planned data competence centers are intended to provide relief for scientists by offering support and networking services. Together with Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University is involved in the conception phase of the data competence center “DKZ.2R”.

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