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Four Task Areas and One Common Goal

Base4NFDI consists of four Task Areas (TA) which guide and support the basic services as they go through the different phases (Initialisation, Integration, and Ramping Up) of development. Our goal is to build and maintain a sustainable Service Portfolio.

See all Task Areas described below and their contact details!

Each Task Area is represented by three Co-Spokespersons and staff. Jointly, all ​Co-Spokespersons take responsibility for the overall work programme and form the Management Committee. The Co-Spokespersons are experienced experts representing infrastructure and different scientific domains. ​Each Co-Spokesperson employs one staff position. TA4 employs one additional staff position and one executive manager (Najla Rettberg) and nominates the coordinator (Lars Bernard).

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Task Area 1 - Service Initialisation

Service Requirements, Design, and Development

TA1 will support all activities in the NFDI sections and its WGs related to identifying potential basic services and preparing proposals for service initialisation. TA1 helps to enter the initialisation phase and will be backing a requirements analysis across Consortia and prospective users, software evaluation, and service design. All steps take place in close cooperation with the sections of the NFDI Association.

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Co-Spokespersons

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Axel Klinger

TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

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Sonja Schimmler

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., FOKUS

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Alexander ​Sczyrba

Bielefeld University, Forschungszentrum Jülich

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Dorian Lehmenkühler

Bielefeld University

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Jana Plomin

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., FOKUS

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Susanna Kuper

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., FOKUS

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Anette Ganske

TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Task Area 2 - ​Service Integration and Ramping up for Operation

Portfolio Management, Integration, Quality Assurance

After a successful initialisation phase of a basic service candidate, Task Area 2 takes care of the following phases of integration and ramping-up. For service improvement, measures are taken to improve software quality and user acceptance.

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Co-Spokespersons

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Sören Lorenz

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

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Brigitte Mathiak

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Raphael Ritz

Max Planck Society, Max Planck Computing and Data Facility

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Tianying Chen

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Aleksandra Grudskaia

Max Planck Society, Max Planck Computing and Data Facility

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Christian Schäfer-Neth

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Task Area 3 - ​Service Coherence Processes and Monitoring

Adjusting Processes, Monitoring Progress, and Section Liaison

The main goal of TA3 is to set up a coherent process as well as monitor the progress of individual services and the appropriateness of the selection process. It also dynamically adapts this process to the needs of providers and users. This framework specifically serves TA1 and TA2 in their tasks of gathering Consortia requirements for potential basic services. TA3 ensures the seamless operation of the decision-making process, compiles all necessary information, pre-screens, prepares evaluation reports, and ensures the quality assurance of the applications. TA3 thus supports the TEC and the Consortia assembly to carry out the required decisions. The Section Liaison Officers directly support the work of the Sections in matters directly related to preparing basic services development strategies, decisions, and monitoring.

See also Section Liaison Officers

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Co-Spokespersons

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Reinhard Altenhöner

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz – Berlin State Library 

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Juliane Fluck

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences

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Thomas Schoerner

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

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tba

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz – Berlin State Library 

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Annette Strauch-Davey 

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

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Sandra Zänkert

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences

Task Area 4 - Project Governance

Coordination Office, Outreach, Training, Support, and Evaluation

TA4 acts as the coordination and management structure with the NFDI association bodies and has a particular focus on decision-making for service initialisation, integration, and operationalisation of services identified. This includes assistance of the TEC. At the same time it is Base4NFDI’s conduit to national and international research and infrastructure communities beyond the NFDI. TA4's tasks also encompass project management including risk-, financial- and contract-management, project monitoring as well as conducting an external evaluation of the project’s progress and impact on the NFDI and the German science landscape, far-reaching outreach activities, and drafting of policy briefings with respect to long-term operating models for basic services. Last but not least we consult Base4NFDI projects with regards to user enablement & training.

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Co-Spokespersons

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Lars Bernard

Technische Universität Dresden

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Bernhard Miller

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Regine Stein

University of Göttingen, Göttingen State and University Library

Team

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Najla Rettberg, 
Executive Manager

Technische Universität Dresden

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Franziska Fritzsche

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Melina Jander

University of Göttingen, Göttingen State and University Library

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Antje Manske

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Lukas Weimer

University of Göttingen, Göttingen State and University Library

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Xenia Ritter

University of Göttingen, Göttingen State and University Library

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