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NFDI4Ing Seed Funds 2022
The next funding round in our seed fund programme has started. You can apply until Feb. 15th, 2022.
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Community meeting mechanical and industrial engineering (CC-41)
The next NFDI4Ing community meeting on the status and future of research data management
in mechanical engineering and production technology
will be on March 3rd.
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Community meeting computer science, systems & electrical engineering (CC-44)
The next NFDI4Ing community meeting will be on March 3rd, 9 A.M. - 3:30 P.M..
The topic is Automated and networked mobility in computer science, systems and electrical engineering
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NFDI section concepts
The concept papers for the NFDI cross-cutting sections are available on Zenodo.
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Welcome to NFDI4Ing – the National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences!

Engineering sciences play a key role in developing solutions for the technical, environmental, and economic challenges imposed by the demands of our modern society. The associated research processes as well as the solutions themselves will only be sustainable if being accompanied by a proper research data management (RDM) that implements the FAIR data principles: data has to be findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable. NFDI4Ing brings together the engineering communities to work towards that goal. As part of the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), the consortium aims to develop, disseminate, standardise and provide methods and services to make engineering research data FAIR. As one of the first consortia funded as part of the NFDI, NFDI4Ing has actively engaged engineers across all engineering research areas as well as experienced infrastructure providers since 2017. It now has more than 50 active members and participants and continues to grow.

The German National Research Data Infrastructure Initiative

The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) initiave is jointly funded by the German government and the governments of the federal states. It’s objective is to “systematically index, edit, interconnect and make available the valuable stock of data from science and research.” A central goal is to overcome the currently often decentralised, project-related, or temporary form of research data and find sustainable solutions to open it up for wider audiences in society, science and industry. Therefore, the initiative “will set new data management standards and serve as a digital, regionally distributed and networked knowledge platform to secure research data and its usability in the long term.” Further information on NFDI’s funding, structure and how to become a member can be found on their website.