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This community hub is the one-stop shop for all NFDI4Ing community activities. We are a user-driven consortium, addressing challenges faced by engineers in their data management activities. We want to invite you to play an active role in our efforts to build a German research data infrastructure for the engineering sciences.

There are different ways to participate in NFDI4Ing:

Provide feedback

You can simply write to with your questions, suggestions and ideas. You can also help us by completing the surveys we regularly launch. They are communicated through multiple channels, including our Newsletter (sign up here).

Join our activities

NFDI4Ing regularly hosts community meetings, workshops and other public events. We invite you to join the discussions, and share your challenges, views and insights. You can find a calendar with recent and upcoming events here.

Manage, publish and share your data

We can assist with all processes surrounding the management, publication and sustainable sharing of your research data. We can advise on how to plan out your data management and how to evaluate the FAIRness of your data. For us, this provides insights into common pit-falls and requirements, and may allows us the better address the needs of the engineering community.

Join the consortium

NFDI4Ing is build to be open and adaptable. There are multiple ways to become a participant, most notably our seed fund programme. In general, the first step towards a more formal contribution is to take a look at the project proposal and identify the (task) areas that best align with your interests, goals and expertise. The next step is to contact the respective task area leads. Together, you will discuss how your possible involvement may look like. Eventually, you will draft a formal letter of commitment that will be submitted to the DFG.

What can we do for you?

As part of the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), the consortium NFDI4Ing aims to develop, disseminate, standardise and provide methods and services to make engineering research data FAIR. A big part of our efforts is to tailor our efforts towards the needs and requirements of the diverse engineering communities. If you have questions, feedback, or need support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


For general questions and information about the consortium, or if you are unsure which task area is applicable, you can contact us either using the contact form below or directly via If you have more specific questions and are familiar with NFDI4Ing, please select the category most fitting your request in the drop-down menu.


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