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Final report: NFDI4Ing Seed Fund OntoHuman

Manual development and maintenance of ontologies are tedious tasks and require extra training to use ontology modelling tools. Therefore, a semi-automatic process to enrich ontologies can assist domain experts, who are not necessarily ontology experts, to map knowledge into ontologies. OntoHuman pursues a Human-in-the-Loop (HiL) approach to address this, which requires humans to provide feedback to an automated system for information extraction from technical documents.

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Towards a standardized research data management

In recent years, concepts, tools and services have been developed that enable good research data management. However, in most disciplines there are not yet any established standards. See how we want to solve this issue for the community.

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First Draft for the Overall NFDI AAI Architecture

The workgroup Identity and Access Management finished a first analysis of requirements towards authentication and authorization infrastructures and proposed an AAI architecture for the whole NFDI. Results are available on the continuously updated documentation website.

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The NFDI4Ing Terminology Service – An Offering for Comprehensive Data and Knowledge Management Tasks

The availability of terminologies is a critical component of research data management. Without terminologies, meaningful descriptions of research data would not be possible, and the reusability of these data and associated information would be compromised. Accordingly, researchers and funding agencies have a vested interest in the availability of sophisticated and stable terminologies.

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What’s new with BETTY? Engineering research software!

The NFDI4Ing task area BETTY envisions a future in which the engineering sciences produce verified, high-quality software that can be reused and extended. Betty wants to identify and provide the missing tools, teaching material and recommendations to make that vision reality.

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What Do We Want? Better Code Quality! When do we want it? NOW!

For most researchers, working with code is common practice. However, many researchers lack knowledge and experience in how to write good code. In the Task Area Alex, we addressed this problem and developed a set of guidelines currently being tested at the Chair of Fluid Systems, TU Darmstadt.

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NFDI4Ing RDMO Service now available

RDMO is a software that assists in planning the data management for your research project. In NFDI4Ing, we adapted and complemented the Open Source software to better support the specific needs of researchers working in the engineering sciences. The service is available at rdmo.nfdi4ing.de.

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NFDI4Ing Community Meetings in September 2022

In NFDI4Ing, various services and solutions are being developed to improve and simplify (research) data management in engineering. To bring these solutions into practice and validate them based on the subject-specific requirements of researchers, NFDI4Ing regularly organizes Community Meetings. Researchers, infrastructure operators and industry partners from various fields of engineering meet to discuss ideas and to network.

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Announcing the NFDI4Ing Community Survey 2022

NFDI4Ing is running a community survey on the state of research data management (RDM) in the engineering sciences. One of the goals of the survey is to tailor the consortium’s services precisely to the needs of engineers. To obtain a detailed picture of the state of RDM in the individual engineering disciplines, we hope for numerous participants from all fields of engineering.

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Enhancing Data Acquisition in Field Experiments – the NFDI4Ing archetype Golo

Field experiments are characterized by environmental conditions that cannot be fully controlled by the experimenter. Examples for field experiments include testing driver assistance systems in traffic, submarine robots in open water, or monitoring traffic in cities. Task Area GOLO is developing services and solutions to support engineers conducting field experiments in their work.

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Report: Community board meeting CC-44

The first meeting of the Community Board of the Community Cluster “Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology” (CC-44) took place on 24 May 2022. The exchange on community-specific issues and practices of research data management served to sharpen the fields of action and needs in community work within NFDI4Ing.

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News from Base Service Repositories and Storage (S-4)

In the NFDI4Ing Base Service S-4, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Technical University of Darmstadt and University of Stuttgart are working together on curating, facilitating and improving access to research data repositories and storage systems for engineers.

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Knowledge graphs for scientific output: Extensions to realise concurrency

SciMesh is Caden’s RDF graph topology to map scientific results onto a knowledge graph. In Caden, we use SciMesh as a standard to map content of an ELN to a data format that can be read by other ELNs. An unsolved problem has been how to deal with processes that involve more than one specimen, or with subprocesses. We addressed this problem by adding so-called “concurrents” to SciMesh.

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Survey results: Engineering-specific Data Management Planning

Data management plans are an important component of data management. One of the goals of the NFDI4Ing Base Service Quality Assurance in RDM processes and metrics for FAIR data (S-1) is to provide an engineering-specific customized Data Management Plan (DMP) template to support engineers.

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NFDI4Ing Conference 2022

Save the Date: 26. & 27.10.2022