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Call for projects - Semantic Kompakkt @ NFDI4 Culture

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Publish and annotate your data with Semantic Kompakkt @ NFDI4Culture – call for project participants

Extended: apply from now on until 07.12.2023

This year-long programme, running in the context of the national research data infrastructure NFDI4Culture, offers access to training and computational resources to assist you (individual researchers, projects or research groups) in semantifying and annotating your multimodal cultural research data. The team at TIB Hannover will:

  • provide hosting infrastructure for large datasets and 2D/3D models; 
  • assist in helping you connect your existing published data into the linked open data environment of Semantic Kompakkt; 
  • host co-design workshops where we connect different cultural communities to discuss shared data workflow problems and plan and design common solutions. 



Semantic Kompakkt is a free and open source toolchain for the viewing and annotation of 3D models, and other visual media within a linked open data (LOD) environment. Consisting of Wikibase (for metadata storage as LOD) and Kompakkt (for publishing and annotating 2D, 3D and AV media), Semantic Kompakkt offers a range of functionalities via user-friendly graphical interfaces and open APIs. It is developed by the Open Science Lab at TIB Hannover.


Example projects

Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland

Herrenhäuser im Ostseeraum


About this call

This call is to invite new project participants into a curated programme of piloting the data space of Semantic Kompakkt as a service to cultural research communities between January 2023 and December 2024. The programme will be carried out virtually in German and English. Accepted participants will be expected to take part in at least 2 out of 3 co-design workshops carried out at regular intervals during the programme. Tutorials and technical support sessions will be arranged with all accepted projects on an individual basis. The programme will conclude with a public presentation and networking event in Berlin. 



Affiliation with a German research or cultural institution is desirable, but not mandatory. Project partners should have existing datasets including 3D model data, as well as additional texts, images, videos, etc., that can be used to contextualize and annotate the models. 3D data can include scanned objects, photogrammetry or digitally (re)constructed environments. All data must have clear copyright status. While open licenses are preferable, there will be options to accommodate copyrighted materials, too.


To apply: 

Prepare a short abstract and motivation statement (each 200-300 words). Submit these alongside information about the formats and structure of your data, licenses and related details via this form:



In case of questions, feel free to reach out to Lozana Rossenova at lozana.rossenova(at)tib(dot)eu or Zoe Schubert at zoe.schubert(at)tib(dot)eu.