A major goal of NFDI4Ing is to define and articulate the needs and interests of the engineering community with regard to data use and accessibility. An important challenge here is the large number of sub-disciplines of the engineering sciences and their subject-specific peculiarities. The NFDI4Ing working group ING Community seeks direct dialogue with engineers in order to condense this diversity into a manageable number of method-oriented and discipline-independent use cases with which a broad range of researchers can best identify.
Based on the use cases, concrete requirements for prospective regulations and services, as well as the necessary competencies, can be discussed with infrastructure service providers and best practices can be developed. This will make it possible to clearly formulate both the current and future benefits of NFDI4Ing for research in the engineering sciences and to activate the engineering community to support and help shape this process.