Press Release No. 46 | November 4, 2022

National Research Data Infrastructure: DFG welcomes funding decisions in third selection round

Seven new consortia and one basic services initiative supplement the NFDI

Seven new consortia and one basic services initiative supplement the NFDI

On 4 November, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) passed the decision to fund seven more consortia and one initiative to provide basic cross-consortia services within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). As in the two previous years, today’s decision by the GWK follows the recommendations put forward by the NFDI Expert Committee appointed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). With the conclusion of the third round of calls for proposals, for which a total of 16 proposals were submitted, 26 subject-specific and methodological consortia covering all four major scientific disciplines are now being funded as part of the NFDI, as well as one initiative dedicated to NFDI-wide basic services.

“With 26 subject-specific or methodological consortia and one initiative for the provision of basic services, the NFDI is an essential part of the national research and infrastructure landscape,” said the President of the DFG, Professor Dr. Katja Becker, after the decision. “The NFDI offers a crucial impetus as a platform for networking communities, especially in terms of interdisciplinary research data management. And the initiative to realise NFDI-wide basic services, which is borne by all consortia, not only strengthens the German science and infrastructure landscape, it also ensures compatibility with international projects such as the European Open Science Cloud.”

After the conclusion of the three rounds of calls for proposals, the aim in the coming years will be to consolidate and further develop the NFDI to the benefit of research and science together with all those involved and to systematically network it with other research data management structures, including those at European level.

Further information

Media contact:

  • DFG Press and Public Relations
    Tel. +49 228 885-2109

Programme contact at the DFG Head Office:

  • Dr. Johannes Fournier
    Scientific Library Services and Information Systems
    Tel. +49 228 885-2418

Further information about the NFDI call is available here: