The working group Metadata4Ing deals with the central topic of metadata within NFDI4Ing. Metadata is central to almost all research data management processes, whether it is to improve workflows during active research or to ensure that the data provided by the engineering communities is understandable to the outside world. To meet these challenges in a discipline with such heterogeneous and dynamic scientific methods, approaches to metadata must be highly flexible, while providing the level of standardisation and interoperability required to ensure usability.
The working group consists of engineers and experts for scientific metadata. Metadata4Ing can draw on experiences and ideas developed in projects at the (co-)applicant institutions. In order to achieve the desired level of interoperability, the working group also includes participants from institutions outside NFDI4Ing and is still open for further partners.