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cross-cutting topics

NFDI4Ing has signed the Berlin Declaration on NFDI Cross-Cutting Topics and thereby joins the other signatories in the effort of addressing cross-cutting topics in a coordinated fashion. The discussions sparked by the Berlin Declaration have been further advanced by seven cross-cutting initiatives on workshops held October 1st, 2019, in Leipzig, and February 25th, 2020, in Berlin, leading to the Leipzig-Berlin Declaration on NFDI Cross-Cutting Topics (in German, only). NFDI4Ing is welcoming these discussions and acknowledges the highly desirable goal of building a research data infrastructure that transcends the confines of single disciplines. 

In order to foster the open, transparent inter-consortia exchange currently underway, we offer our view on the list of cross-cutting topics. According to point three of the common vision of the Berlin Declaration, all of the listed topics are relevant for NFDI, but not every topic has the same relevance for each consortium. We share the topics that we identify as relevant in the NFDI4Ing proposal.

Governance
Community integration
Community support
Interaction with already existing research data management services in institutions
Digital twins
Technical infrastructure
Quality assurance in research data management processes and metrics for FAIR data
Research software management
Metadata and terminology services
Repositories and storage
Persistent identifier (PID)
Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI)
Overall NFDI software architecture – data security and sovereignty
Automated data and knowledge discovery in literature
Automated data and knowledge discovery in structured data
Community-based training on enabling data-driven science and FAIR data
Training and dissemination comprising education
Training and dissemination comprising training and training materials
  • Governance
  • Community integration
  • Community support
  • Interaction with already existing research data management services in institutions
  • Digital twins
  • Technical infrastructure
  • Quality assurance in research data management processes and metrics for FAIR data
  • Research software management
  • Metadata and terminology services
  • Repositories and storage
  • Persistent identifier (PID)
  • Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI)
  • Overall NFDI software architecture – data security and sovereignty
  • Automated data and knowledge discovery in
    • literature
    • structured data
  • Community-based training on enabling data-driven science and FAIR data
  • Training and dissemination comprising
    • education
    • training and training materials

about NFDI

As outlined by the DFG, the national research data infrastructure (NFDI) aims at systematically managing scientific and research data, providing long-term data storage, backup and accessibility, and networking the data both nationally and internationally. The NFDI will bring multiple stakeholders together in a coordinated network of consortia tasked with providing science-driven data services to research communities. The NFDI’s programme aims for consortia include: 

  • Establishment of data handling standards, procedures and guidelines in close collaboration with the community of interest 
  • Development of cross-disciplinary metadata standards 
  • Development of reliable and interoperable data management measures and services tailored to the needs of the community of interest 
  • Increased reusability of existing data, also beyond subject boundaries 
  • Improved networking and collaboration with partners outside the German academic research system with expertise in research data management 
  • Involvement in developing and establishing generic, cross-consortia services and standards in research data management together with other consortia