NFDI4Culture – Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage

NFDI4Culture is the consortium within the Nationale Forschungsdaten­infrastruktur (NFDI) that addresses research data on tangible and intangible cultural assets. We aim to establish a needs-based infrastructure for research data that serves our community of interest, ranging from architecture, art history and musicology to theatre, dance, film and media studies.

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NFDI Conference

3rd NFDI Conference 2021

On July 8, 2021, the third NFDI conference took place, in which the funded consortia and consortia proposed for funding met the planned consortia for the third funding round. The initiatives of the third round introduced themselves and had the opportunity to exchange ideas with the funded consortia.

In addition, the DFG informed the planned consortia about important organizational points of the application process, as well as the status of the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). In addition, the NFDI Directorate, namely Director Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, presented the current activities of the NFDI Association.

Conference program

With a focus on the planned consortia, after an initial welcome and information by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill (NFDI Expert Panel) and Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter (NFDI Directorate), there were several sessions with presentations of the technical initiatives NFDI4Immuno, NFDI4BioImage, NFDI4Patho, NFDIxCS, NFDI4MobilTech, NFDI4Energy, the humanities initiatives NFDI4Memory, NFDI4Objects, TheoReS, as well as NFDI-Neuro, NFDI4Phys, FAIRagro, InnoMatSafety. After a networking session between existing and planned consortia, in which NFDI4Culture also participated, another session with presentations of the planned consortia for basic services took place. Here 2linkNFDI, Metadata-Tools4NFDI and METHODS presented themselves.

Consortia of the first funding phase

DataPLANT - Data in fundamental plant research (Biology): http://nfdi4plants.de/

GHGA - The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (Medicin): https://ghga.dkfz.de/

KonsortSWD - Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational and Economic Sciences (Social Sciences): https://www.konsortswd.de/en/

NFDI4BioDiversität - Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Studies (Biology): https://www.nfdi4biodiversity.org/

NFDI4Cat - NFDI for Catalysis-Related Sciences (Chemistry): http://gecats.org/NFDI4Cat.html

NFDI4Chem - Chemistry Consortium in the NFDI (Chemistry): https://www.nfdi4chem.de/

NFDI4Culture - Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage (Humanities): https://nfdi4culture.de/

NFDI4Health - Federated Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data (Medicin): https://www.nfdi4health.de/

NFDI4Ing - National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences (Engineering Sciences): https://nfdi4ing.de/

Consortia of the second funding phase

BERD@NFDI - NFDI for Business, Economic and Related Data (Social and Behavioral Sciences ) https://www.berd-nfdi.de/

DAPHNE4NFDI - Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (Physics) https://www.sni-portal.de/en?set_language=en

FAIRmat - FAIR Data Infrastructure for Condensed-Matter Physics and the Chemical Physics of Solids (Physics) https://www.fair-di.eu/fairmat/fairmat_/consortium

MaRDI - Mathematical Research Data Initiative (Mathematics) https://www.mardi4nfdi.de/

NFDI4DataScience - NFDI for Computer and Data Science  (Data Science, System and Electrical Engineering)

NFDI4Earth - NFDI Consortium Earth System Sciences (Earth System Science) https://www.nfdi4earth.de/

NFDI4Microbiota - Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur for research in Microbiota (Life Science) https://nfdi4microbiota.de/

NFDI-MatWerk - National Research Data Infrastructure for Materials Science & Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) https://nfdi-matwerk.de/

PUNCH4NFDI - Particle, Astro-, Astroparticle, Hadron and Nuclear Physics for NFDI (Physics) https://www.punch4nfdi.de/

Text+ - Text- and Language-based Research Data Infrstructure (Humanities) https://www.text-plus.org/en/home/

Initiatives of the third funding round

2linkNFDI – Linking Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) to existing service and support structures in German Academia https://2linknfdi.de/

FAIRagro – FAIR research data infrastructure for agrosystems research https://www.fairagro.net/index.php/en/

InnoMatSafety – Consortium for the Safety of Innovative Materials https://nfdi4nanosafety.de/

Metadata-Tools4NFDI – Meta Data Tool for NFDI

METHODS – Methodological-oriented consortium for generic research data infrastructure for different disciplines

NFDI4BIOIMAGE – Research Data Management for Microscopy, Biophotonics & BioImage Analysis https://nfdi4bioimage.de/en/start/

NFDI4Energy – National Research Data Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Energy Research

NFDI4Immuno – National Research Data Infrastructure for Immunology https://www.nfdi4immuno.de/

NFDI4Memory – The Consortium for the Historically Oriented Humanities https://4memory.de/

NFDI4Mobility – National Research Data Infrastructure for Mobility Technologies

NFDI4Objects – Research Data Infrastructure for the Material Remains of Human History https://www.nfdi4objects.net/

NFDI4Patho – National Research Data Infrastructure for Pathology

NFDI4Phys – National Research Data Infrastructure for Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Physics https://nfdi4phys.de/

NFDI-Neuro – National Research Data Infrastructure for Neuroscience https://nfdi-neuro.de/

NFDIxCS – National Research Data Infrastructure for and with Computer Science https://nfdixcs.org/

TheoReS – NFDI for Theologies and Religious Studies https://www.theores.de/

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Events

NFDI Conference

3rd NFDI Conference 2021

On July 8, 2021, the third NFDI conference took place, in which the funded consortia and consortia proposed for funding met the planned consortia for the third funding round. The initiatives of the third round introduced themselves and had the opportunity to exchange ideas with the funded consortia.

In addition, the DFG informed the planned consortia about important organizational points of the application process, as well as the status of the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). In addition, the NFDI Directorate, namely Director Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, presented the current activities of the NFDI Association.

Conference program

With a focus on the planned consortia, after an initial welcome and information by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill (NFDI Expert Panel) and Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter (NFDI Directorate), there were several sessions with presentations of the technical initiatives NFDI4Immuno, NFDI4BioImage, NFDI4Patho, NFDIxCS, NFDI4MobilTech, NFDI4Energy, the humanities initiatives NFDI4Memory, NFDI4Objects, TheoReS, as well as NFDI-Neuro, NFDI4Phys, FAIRagro, InnoMatSafety. After a networking session between existing and planned consortia, in which NFDI4Culture also participated, another session with presentations of the planned consortia for basic services took place. Here 2linkNFDI, Metadata-Tools4NFDI and METHODS presented themselves.

Consortia of the first funding phase

DataPLANT - Data in fundamental plant research (Biology): http://nfdi4plants.de/

GHGA - The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (Medicin): https://ghga.dkfz.de/

KonsortSWD - Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational and Economic Sciences (Social Sciences): https://www.konsortswd.de/en/

NFDI4BioDiversität - Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Studies (Biology): https://www.nfdi4biodiversity.org/

NFDI4Cat - NFDI for Catalysis-Related Sciences (Chemistry): http://gecats.org/NFDI4Cat.html

NFDI4Chem - Chemistry Consortium in the NFDI (Chemistry): https://www.nfdi4chem.de/

NFDI4Culture - Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage (Humanities): https://nfdi4culture.de/

NFDI4Health - Federated Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data (Medicin): https://www.nfdi4health.de/

NFDI4Ing - National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences (Engineering Sciences): https://nfdi4ing.de/

Consortia of the second funding phase

BERD@NFDI - NFDI for Business, Economic and Related Data (Social and Behavioral Sciences ) https://www.berd-nfdi.de/

DAPHNE4NFDI - Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (Physics) https://www.sni-portal.de/en?set_language=en

FAIRmat - FAIR Data Infrastructure for Condensed-Matter Physics and the Chemical Physics of Solids (Physics) https://www.fair-di.eu/fairmat/fairmat_/consortium

MaRDI - Mathematical Research Data Initiative (Mathematics) https://www.mardi4nfdi.de/

NFDI4DataScience - NFDI for Computer and Data Science  (Data Science, System and Electrical Engineering)

NFDI4Earth - NFDI Consortium Earth System Sciences (Earth System Science) https://www.nfdi4earth.de/

NFDI4Microbiota - Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur for research in Microbiota (Life Science) https://nfdi4microbiota.de/

NFDI-MatWerk - National Research Data Infrastructure for Materials Science & Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) https://nfdi-matwerk.de/

PUNCH4NFDI - Particle, Astro-, Astroparticle, Hadron and Nuclear Physics for NFDI (Physics) https://www.punch4nfdi.de/

Text+ - Text- and Language-based Research Data Infrstructure (Humanities) https://www.text-plus.org/en/home/

Initiatives of the third funding round

2linkNFDI – Linking Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) to existing service and support structures in German Academia https://2linknfdi.de/

FAIRagro – FAIR research data infrastructure for agrosystems research https://www.fairagro.net/index.php/en/

InnoMatSafety – Consortium for the Safety of Innovative Materials https://nfdi4nanosafety.de/

Metadata-Tools4NFDI – Meta Data Tool for NFDI

METHODS – Methodological-oriented consortium for generic research data infrastructure for different disciplines

NFDI4BIOIMAGE – Research Data Management for Microscopy, Biophotonics & BioImage Analysis https://nfdi4bioimage.de/en/start/

NFDI4Energy – National Research Data Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Energy Research

NFDI4Immuno – National Research Data Infrastructure for Immunology https://www.nfdi4immuno.de/

NFDI4Memory – The Consortium for the Historically Oriented Humanities https://4memory.de/

NFDI4Mobility – National Research Data Infrastructure for Mobility Technologies

NFDI4Objects – Research Data Infrastructure for the Material Remains of Human History https://www.nfdi4objects.net/

NFDI4Patho – National Research Data Infrastructure for Pathology

NFDI4Phys – National Research Data Infrastructure for Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Physics https://nfdi4phys.de/

NFDI-Neuro – National Research Data Infrastructure for Neuroscience https://nfdi-neuro.de/

NFDIxCS – National Research Data Infrastructure for and with Computer Science https://nfdixcs.org/

TheoReS – NFDI for Theologies and Religious Studies https://www.theores.de/

NFDI Conference

3rd NFDI Conference 2021

On July 8, 2021, the third NFDI conference took place, in which the funded consortia and consortia proposed for funding met the planned consortia for the third funding round. The initiatives of the third round introduced themselves and had the opportunity to exchange ideas with the funded consortia.

In addition, the DFG informed the planned consortia about important organizational points of the application process, as well as the status of the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). In addition, the NFDI Directorate, namely Director Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, presented the current activities of the NFDI Association.

Conference program

With a focus on the planned consortia, after an initial welcome and information by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill (NFDI Expert Panel) and Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter (NFDI Directorate), there were several sessions with presentations of the technical initiatives NFDI4Immuno, NFDI4BioImage, NFDI4Patho, NFDIxCS, NFDI4MobilTech, NFDI4Energy, the humanities initiatives NFDI4Memory, NFDI4Objects, TheoReS, as well as NFDI-Neuro, NFDI4Phys, FAIRagro, InnoMatSafety. After a networking session between existing and planned consortia, in which NFDI4Culture also participated, another session with presentations of the planned consortia for basic services took place. Here 2linkNFDI, Metadata-Tools4NFDI and METHODS presented themselves.

Consortia of the first funding phase

DataPLANT - Data in fundamental plant research (Biology): http://nfdi4plants.de/

GHGA - The German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (Medicin): https://ghga.dkfz.de/

KonsortSWD - Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational and Economic Sciences (Social Sciences): https://www.konsortswd.de/en/

NFDI4BioDiversität - Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Studies (Biology): https://www.nfdi4biodiversity.org/

NFDI4Cat - NFDI for Catalysis-Related Sciences (Chemistry): http://gecats.org/NFDI4Cat.html

NFDI4Chem - Chemistry Consortium in the NFDI (Chemistry): https://www.nfdi4chem.de/

NFDI4Culture - Consortium for Research Data on Material and Immaterial Cultural Heritage (Humanities): https://nfdi4culture.de/

NFDI4Health - Federated Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data (Medicin): https://www.nfdi4health.de/

NFDI4Ing - National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences (Engineering Sciences): https://nfdi4ing.de/

Consortia of the second funding phase

BERD@NFDI - NFDI for Business, Economic and Related Data (Social and Behavioral Sciences ) https://www.berd-nfdi.de/

DAPHNE4NFDI - Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (Physics) https://www.sni-portal.de/en?set_language=en

FAIRmat - FAIR Data Infrastructure for Condensed-Matter Physics and the Chemical Physics of Solids (Physics) https://www.fair-di.eu/fairmat/fairmat_/consortium

MaRDI - Mathematical Research Data Initiative (Mathematics) https://www.mardi4nfdi.de/

NFDI4DataScience - NFDI for Computer and Data Science  (Data Science, System and Electrical Engineering)

NFDI4Earth - NFDI Consortium Earth System Sciences (Earth System Science) https://www.nfdi4earth.de/

NFDI4Microbiota - Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur for research in Microbiota (Life Science) https://nfdi4microbiota.de/

NFDI-MatWerk - National Research Data Infrastructure for Materials Science & Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) https://nfdi-matwerk.de/

PUNCH4NFDI - Particle, Astro-, Astroparticle, Hadron and Nuclear Physics for NFDI (Physics) https://www.punch4nfdi.de/

Text+ - Text- and Language-based Research Data Infrstructure (Humanities) https://www.text-plus.org/en/home/

Initiatives of the third funding round

2linkNFDI – Linking Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) to existing service and support structures in German Academia https://2linknfdi.de/

FAIRagro – FAIR research data infrastructure for agrosystems research https://www.fairagro.net/index.php/en/

InnoMatSafety – Consortium for the Safety of Innovative Materials https://nfdi4nanosafety.de/

Metadata-Tools4NFDI – Meta Data Tool for NFDI

METHODS – Methodological-oriented consortium for generic research data infrastructure for different disciplines

NFDI4BIOIMAGE – Research Data Management for Microscopy, Biophotonics & BioImage Analysis https://nfdi4bioimage.de/en/start/

NFDI4Energy – National Research Data Infrastructure for Interdisciplinary Energy Research

NFDI4Immuno – National Research Data Infrastructure for Immunology https://www.nfdi4immuno.de/

NFDI4Memory – The Consortium for the Historically Oriented Humanities https://4memory.de/

NFDI4Mobility – National Research Data Infrastructure for Mobility Technologies

NFDI4Objects – Research Data Infrastructure for the Material Remains of Human History https://www.nfdi4objects.net/

NFDI4Patho – National Research Data Infrastructure for Pathology

NFDI4Phys – National Research Data Infrastructure for Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary Physics https://nfdi4phys.de/

NFDI-Neuro – National Research Data Infrastructure for Neuroscience https://nfdi-neuro.de/

NFDIxCS – National Research Data Infrastructure for and with Computer Science https://nfdixcs.org/

TheoReS – NFDI for Theologies and Religious Studies https://www.theores.de/

TA1 – Capture & Enrichment

Data capture and enrichment of digital cultural assets

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TA2 – Standards, Quality & Curation

Standards, data quality and curation

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TA3 – Tools & Services

Research tools and data services

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TA4 – Publication & Availability

Data publication and data availability

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TA5 – Technical, Ethical & Legal

Overarching technical, ethical and legal activities

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TA6 – Qualification & Training

Cultural Research Data Academy

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TA7 – Governance & Administration

Governance and Administration

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Communities

The research landscape addressed by NFDI4Culture is characterized by strong diversity. It includes university institutes, art and music colleges, academies, galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and individual researchers. Science-led research data management requires lively participation from all stakeholders.

Architecture

In architecture, documentation standards and data modelling play a critical, constitutive as well as literally constructive role on many levels: in the design and building process as well as in site surveys, built heritage conservation and reconstruction...

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Art History

Art History primarily consists of a debate on visual matter. With paintings, sculptures and architecture there have always been diverse media types within art-historical research. Modern and especially Contemporary Art has expanded …

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Musicology

Using various methods, the musicological communities generate data on tangible and intangible cultural assets. These range from musical practice in different contexts, instruments, the reception and perception of music, to musical scores and theoretical analyses.

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Performing Arts

Manifestations of the performing arts are mostly based on temporary processes and events with live audiences, even if there is a variety of hybrid formats and despite the growing significance of the digital representation of performances. Research data ...

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Media Studies

Media studies in the context of cultural studies deals with the theory, history and aesthetics of media and media systems, especially from the point of view of their social functions, their technical conditionality and their cultural integration, acceptance and effects.

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Institutional Partners

  • Bach-Archiv Leipzig,
  • Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften,
  • Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München,
  • Beethoven-Haus Bonn,
  • Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften,
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte,
  • Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten,
  • Corpus Vitrearum International,
  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek,
  • Deutscher Museumsbund e. V.,
  • Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris,
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut Rom,
  • Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv,
  • Deutsches Zentrum des Internationalen Theaterinstituts,
  • digiCULT Verbund e. G.,
  • documenta Archiv Kassel,
  • Fraunhofer Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung,
  • Freie Universität Berlin,
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
  • Germanisches Nationalmuseum – Leibniz Forschungsmuseum für Kulturgeschichte,
  • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft,
  • Gesellschaft für Musikforschung,
  • Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung e. V.,
  • Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft e. V.,
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main,
  • Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft,
  • Hochschule Mainz,
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
  • ICOM Deutschland e. V.,
  • International Association of Music Libraries and Documentation Centres, Deutschland,
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,
  • Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut,
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München,
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg,
  • Museum für Naturkunde Berlin – Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung,
  • Rektorenkonferenz der deutschen Kunsthochschulen,
  • Rektorenkonferenz der deutschen Musikhochschulen,
  • Répertoire International des Sources Musicales International e. V.,
  • Répertoire International des Sources Musicales Schweiz,
  • Répertoire International des Sources Musicales, Arbeitsgruppe Deutschland e. V.,
  • Universität Bonn,
  • Universität der Künste Berlin,
  • Universität Hildesheim,
  • Universität Leipzig,
  • Verband deutscher Kunsthistoriker e. V.,
  • Verband Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum,
  • Vereinigung der Landesdenkmalpfleger e. V.,
  • Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte München,
  • Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe