What is Base4NFDI?
Today, research data is often stored in many different places, difficult to find and only available for a limited time. Base4NFDI creates the basis for better findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of research data. For this purpose, common, technical services are developed together with experts for the data in the different research disciplines. Since many scientific fields have similar requirements for research data, Base4NFDI supports common solutions to avoid parallel developments. Already existing services are thereby adapted or extended to be usable for researchers from other disciplines.
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Mark your calendars! The deadlines for submitting the basic service applications for rounds 5 and 6 needed to be adjusted due to fixed consortium assembly meeting dates and the required time for the decision-making process:
Round 5: May 1st, 2024 - previous: May 15th, 2024
Round 6: August 1st, 2024 - previous: September 15th, 2024
A new version of the Base4NFDI proposal has been published on Zenodo. This version reflects the funding cuts, milestones/deliverables, and the updated term of the project (01/03/2023 to 29/02/2028).
We are delighted to announce IAM4NFDI's entry into the Integration phase in early 2024, following the Consortia Assembly’s meeting in the third round.
The basic service IAM4NFDI connects and expands current and existing identity access management systems with the goal to access digital resources NFDI-wide and beyond. IAM4NFDI aims to become a decentralised, federated IAM (Identity and Access Management) for approx. 5000 home institutions.
The integration phase centres on the (further) development of the service, its testing and introduction as a prototype. In order to ensure the connection of as many use cases as possible within NFDI, the service will be harmonised with existing solutions.
One aim of Base4NFDI is to provide a basis for better findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of research data. This also includes the publication of data. For this purpose, we have moved the Base4NFDI Proposal to Zenodo for better a find- and reusability. Take a look.
Bernard, Lars, Altenhöner, Reinhard, Böhm, Franziska, Diepenbroek, Michael, Ebert, Barbara, Fluck, Juliane, Herres-Pawlis, Sonja, Klinger, Axel, Koepler, Oliver, Lorenz, Sören, Mathiak, Brigitte, Miller, Bernhard, Pelz, Peter, Rißler-Pipka, Nanette, Ritz, Raphael, Sax, Ulrich, Schimmler, Sonja, Schörner, Thomas, Schubotz, Moritz, … Suchodoletz, Dirk von. (2022). Base4NFDI - Basic Services for NFDI (Version 1). Zenodo.
"Connecting Communities" is the theme of the first
Conference on Research Data Infrastructure (CoRDI)
, which will take place from 12 to 14 September in Karlsruhe, Germany. By invitation from the German National Research Data Infrastructure association (NFDI), more than 600 national and international stakeholders from all areas of research and the infrastructures will be present. Including, of course, the Base4NFDI team!
If you have any questions about the project, the submission process or the basic services currently under development, please join us at the "Market of the Consortia”. You can meet us on ...
Four new proposals have been submitted to Base4NFDI in the final submission round that ended on August 15th 2023. Three applications were submitted for the initialization phase and one for the integration phase (IAM4NFDI). Take a look and get to know the services that are being discussed in the upcoming weeks:
NFDI Research Software Marketplace "nfdi.software"
nfdi.software will implement a central research software marketplace to enable access to a large portfolio of research software relevant to researchers and research software engineers. nfdi.software will integrate information on relevance and adoption of software in communities and connect research software to publications, data, services and more.
Though Jupyter notebooks are widely used across scientific disciplines, their deployment through individual JupyterHubs results in access barriers to computational and data resources. Jupyter4NFDI aims to unify these efforts by offering a centralized service, simplify access, support the import of projects and extend the reach of Jupyter to a broader audience.
Competence Training for Research Data Management "RDMTraining4all"
RDMTraining4all aims to develop modular teaching concepts and materials that can be used to create training programmes and courses in research data management (RDM). Experts in RDM training will furthermore support training responsibles in the consortia in transforming these modular concepts and materials into discipline-specific training programmes and running and certifying the corresponding training activities.
Basic Service for Identity and Access Management “IAM4NFDI”
IAM4NFDI is concerned with connecting and expanding existing and emerging IAM systems in a way that researchers from different domains and institutions are able to access digital resources existing within NFDI as easily as possible, including access to and exchange with external infrastructures and resources. IAM4NFDI aims to create a decentralized, federated Identity and Access Management and will conclude their initialization phase in February 2024.
IAM4NFDI was the first proposal to successfully pass the first round of submissions in February 2023. After the last few months of development, the service is now ready to move from the initialization phase to the integration phase.
A decision about the funding of these four services will be made in October by the Consortia assembly and after evaluation by the Technical Expert Committee.This year, NFDI sections were able to submit applications for basic services on three dates. Are you planning a proposal yourself? Check our templates and submission rounds for 2024!