Our overarching objective is to document, evaluate, operate and improve the services provided by the numerous members of our community. Our Helpdesk provides support and advice regarding research data quality assurance, sustainable research software development, legal matters and questions on data ethics, and offer guidance for the use of research tools and data services, as well as repositories and authoring tools for publishing research outputs and education and training in Data and Code Literacy.

In the following years, a collection of guidelines will grow as a result of collaboration between our six Task Areas.

Culture Helpdesk

At the NFDI4Culture helpdesk, researchers, institutions and data providers at various starting points with differing needs or prior knowledge can get individual flexible support for their research data needs. We offer project-specific advice, also regarding applications for third-party funding.

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Linked Data & Semantics Culture Information Portal

The Culture Information Portal serves as the gateway and single point of access to all services, data and information resources offered by the NFDI4Culture consortium. Based on established and interoperable data standards for research information systems, it will also provide the exchange and integration of NFDI4Culture‘s service offerings with international infrastructures like the European Open Science Cloud. Apart from the graphical user interface, all portal content has been modelled according to Linked Open principles and is offered FAIRly as structured data over a web-based API.

Linked Data & Semantics Culture Knowledge Graph

The Culture Knowledge Graph aims to be a connector for all research data produced within the NFDI4Culture subject areas. This will enable overarching search functionality and access to the distributed research data collections of the consortium and beyond. We will build this by using existing data in the Linked Open Data format as well as working with data providers to convert and integrate their digital assets. We will make use of W3C standard technologies and standard metadata formats that are already recognised by the Culture community. The underlying software is Wikibase.

Tools & Services Registry for Tools & Services

The registry is a service that gathers and records metadata about existing research tools and data services which are specifically suitable for cultural studies. It provides an easy overview over the offers. In addition, it enables researchers to access these offerings, which should prevent both parallel and duplicate developments and efforts. All included metadata will be issued under a CC0 licence, and all tools and services will receive a unique identifier to enable referencing. We will use a step-by-step certification process in order to assess, foster and highlight the reliability of research tools and data services in respect of the FAIR principles.