Community Hub 2.0 - NFDI4Ing

Community Hub

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The community hub is your first point of contact!
Find useful tools and means to connect, communicate and participate.

for everybody

These features are available for everybody! Contact an archetype or community cluster, subscribe to our newsletters, participate in open GitLab projects or create a ticket to discuss a question that has been always bothering you!

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NFDI4Ing Tools & Services

Find tools & services that are direct (sometimes shared) outcomes of NFDI4Ing’s efforts.

Betty's (Re)Searchengine

A client-based search engine for research software stored in repositories.

Terminology Service

Browse engineering ontologies either through this website or via their Rest API.

Data Collections Explorer

Directory of engineering specific data collections and repositories.


A tool to support the planning, implementation, and organization of RDM with questionnaires tailored to engineers.

Education Repository

GitLab repository for rdm training materials. See their Wiki for more information.

Journal - ing.grid

FAIR Data Management in Engineering Science is a FAIR Journal hosting FAIR topics.

NFDI4Ing JupyterHub

Get an interactive computing environment directly in your browser.

NFDI4Ing Guides & Information

Guides, best practises, reports and information as finished results, work-in-progress documents or up for discussion.

Golo's Field Database Platform

A database platform enabling field data management in a digital twin framework.

Data Quality Metrics

Progressively developed guides and information about data quality metrics.



Featured Tools, Platforms & Projects


The Coscine RDM platform combines a service for archiving and collaboration with features to help describe and reference metadata.


The Karlsruhe Data Infrastructure for Materials Science, an open source software for managing research data.

Why participate?

More and more digital research data is generated. So, new concepts are essential:

  • In which data formats can data be stored in the long term?
  • How and where can data be stored?
  • Which information of the experiment / the simulation should be noted in the metadata?
  • How can these data be made accessible for group members and other researchers?
  • How can these data made findable for researchers?

NFDI4Ing adresses these challenges of research data management in a user-driven approach. In order to implement the FAIR data priciples (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable) and to develop the best-suited infrastructure and services we need your insights!


How to get in touch?

Please check our FAQ page first – your question may already be answered there. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, read on.


For general questions and information about the consortium, you can contact the office either via the contact form stored here or via the contact information stored on the linked page.The contact information for the individual archetypes, base servicesspecial interest groups (SIGs) and community clusters can be found on the respective profile pages. You are also welcome to use the contact form below:

What happens next?

Your request goes out to a member of the NFDI4Ing consortium and will be picked up by the person with the greatest expertise on the particular topic. We will connect you with the right expert(s).


With this FAQ we hope to be able to record as many of the questions from our engineering community as possible and to answer them according to the current state of affairs. See also our more general FAQ in the contact & faq menu.

What do you want to know?

What is meant by “participants”?

Participants are individuals and/or non-profit organizations that make a significant and ongoing contribution to the NFDI4Ing work program. Participants formulate a concrete use case to

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for members & participants