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Software Marketplace

S upported by NFDI Section:

Common Infrastructures

Phase: Initialisation 

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What is the Basic Service under development about? aims to create a central marketplace to improve access to NFDI research data and software, addressing the needs of various scientific disciplines for sustainable research software use and development. It will link and coordinate independent developments within a federated data infrastructure, enhancing networking and contextualisation of research software. The platform will extract, standardise, and enrich metadata, and implement AI solutions, providing continuous monitoring of software relevance and acceptance. By establishing standards and improving networking across the NFDI, the project will develop a 'Prototype for Integration'  based on prior initiatives.

Principal Investigators
Martin Hammitzsch

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungszentrum, NFDI4Earth


Beate Hetényi

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungszentrum, NFDI4Earth


Björn Grüning

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, DataPLANT, NFDI4Bioimage


Andreas Rausch

Technische Universität Clausthal​, NFDI4Ing


Michael Zacharias

Landessternwarte, Universität Heidelberg, PUNCH4NFDI


Aleksander Marčić

Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste, Text+, NFDI4Culture


Matthias Löbe

Universität Leipzig, NFDI4Health


Astrid Neße


astrid.niesse[at]; oliver.wert[at]

Leyla Jael Castro

ZB MED, NFDI4DataScience


Felix Engel



Sonja Schimmler

Fraunhofer FOKUS, NFDI4DataScience, NFDI4Cat


Goals of the Initialisation phase

The proof-of-concept service includes a website and an API, providing an interface to search and discover research software via the NFDI. It features functionalities for harvesting and retrieving information, offering detailed software data along with related publications, people, and projects. Existing tools like the harvester will be integrated, and an advanced search and  recommender system will be added. Various metadata vocabularies will be explored and discussed to develop a common cross-sector vocabulary. Metadata efforts like Knowledge Graphs and Jupyter4NFDI will be evaluated, with results documented in a concept and design report for feedback and improvement. The integration with IAM4NFDI is also planned. 

Planned duration (current phase)

Begin:  tba, 2024

Publications, presentations, workshops

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