Work in Sections/Contribution to the Base4NFDI Proposal

The sections are bodies of the NFDI e.V. in which members of all NFDI consortia work together on various cross-cutting topics of common interest. This spring the sections elected their spokespersons. We congratulate all newly elected spokespersons, particularly of course the members of our own consortium:

Section (Meta)data, Terminologies, Provenance (Metadata)
Spokespersons: Dr. Oliver Koepler (TIB), Jun. Prof. Dr. Brigitte Mathiak (University of Cologne)

Section Education and Training (EduTrain)
Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Peter Pelz (University of Darmstadt), Prof. Dr. Sonja Herres-Pawlis (RWTH Aachen University)

Section Common Infrastructures (CI)
Spokespersons: Dr. Michael Diepenbroek (Gesellschaft für Biologische Daten e.V. (GFBio e.V.), Prof. Dr. Sonja Schimmler (Fraunhofer FOKUS)

Section Ethical, Legal & Social Aspects
Spokespersons: Prof. Franziska Boehm (FIZ Karlsruhe), Ulrich Sax (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

More information about the sections, their agenda and working groups will be published on the NFDI website soon. If you are interested in joining one of the working groups in the sections please get in touch with the responsible spokespersons.

All sections have contributed to the proposal for “Basic Services for the NFDI” Base4NFDI which was submitted as a joint proposal of all 19 NFDI consortia on April 29. Base4NFDI will develop basic services for the NFDI and is the final outcome of the cross-cutting topics discussion across the consortia since the beginning of NFDI in 2019. As a result, more than a dozen topics emerged where NFDI-wide services seem plausible and/or desirable to enable interoperability, achieve synergies and economies of scale and/or cost-efficient development and operation. [ref:]