In our base service “Repositories and Storage” (S-4) we have reached a couple of milestones during the last year, with many new developments in the storage and repositories domains.
The base service “research software development” provides infrastructure, best practices and templates to make research software and its development more replicable and reproducible while improving the quality of the written code. Currently, our main projects are a JupyterHub server for the NFDI4Ing-community, a knowledge base with best practices and examples for sustainable code development, and training courses for, e.g., GitLab.
The base service “Quality assurance in RDM processes and metrics for FAIR data” in NFDI4Ing includes the support of data management plans with RDMO, the development of maturity models for research data management processes and the provision and maintenance of FAIR data metrics. The common goal is to ensure the quality of research data management in engineering research through each individual service.
By ordering the RDM activities based on their occurrence in the engineering research process, Jarves provides a structure for RDM in engineering. Based on the research’s boundaries, Jarves offers information on the next steps and available tools.
SciKGTeX enables authors to create “FAIR-by-Design” publications by enriching them with FAIR information once and in parallel to the time of creation. This information is embedded into the PDF’s XMP metadata for persistent and long-term availability.
You want to document your engineering workflows from simulations or post-processing on HPC systems in a controlled vocabulary? You want to contribute to our user-based ontology development? Then please try out our alpha-release and share your needs and feedback in the NFDI4Ing GitLab platform.
NFDI4Ing conducted its second community survey on the topic of research data management (RDM) in the engineering sciences. The findings will help tailor the consortium’s services precisely to the needs of engineers. Counting on your support, the third survey has just started.
Image: “Research Data Diversity” by Heinz-Vale, CC BY-SA 4.0