Monday May 15th, 2023, 14:00
Amphithéatre, Bâtiment IMAG
In my talk I will give an overview about a national initiative to improve the access to research data. In the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), valuable data from science and research are systematically accessed, networked and made usable in a sustainable and qualitative manner for the entire German science system. Up to now, they have mostly been available on a decentralised, project-related or temporary basis. The NFDI aims to create a permanent digital repository of knowledge as an indispensable prerequisite for new research questions, findings and innovations. Relevant data should be made available according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). 27 NFDI consortia, associations of various institutions within a research field, work together in an interdisciplinary manner to implement the goal. The non-profit Association Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) e.V., based in Karlsruhe, was founded to coordinate the activities for establishing a national research data infrastructure. Together, the Association and the NFDI consortia are shaping the future of research data management in Germany. In addition, the NFDI will also be linked to international initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and participate in its development.
Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter was conferred his doctorate in the area of semantic knowledge representations by Universität Karlsruhe (TH). Before being appointed Director of the NFDI (German National Research Data Infrastructure), he occupied positions as senior researcher at SAP AG, president of GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, and professor at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (currently on leave). During his professional career, he also was founding chairman of the European Research Data Infrastructure (CESSDA ERIC), member of the Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD), and guest professor at Stanford University. Sure-Vetter is an acknowledged expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.