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National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

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DFG programme for the development of a National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

The Rat für Informations Infrastrukturen (RfII) recommended in its position paper "Leistung aus Vielfalt" [pdf 1MB] (German) the establishment of a National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). The NFDI funding programme was initiated by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) on June 6th 2019. The programme, which is financed by federal and state governments, will fund up to 30 consortia for a maximum of 5 years, initially. The aim of the NFDI programme is to systematically improve management, long-term storage and accessibility of research data in accordance to the FAIR principles.

Information and Documents by the DFG
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Overview over the NFDI consortia and local participants

A total of 50 consortia submitted a letter of intention for the NFDI programme to the DFG.Twenty-four of the consortia intend to submit the application in 2019, the other consortia aim for the later funding periods starting in 2020 and 2021. Many of the consortia involve partners from Thuringia. The Research Data Management Helpdesk and the Thuringian Competence Network for Research Data Management support and connect the participating institutions. For that purpose, the 1st NFDI Workshop Thuringia on August 13th 2019 was organised.


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