NFDI4Biodiversity – Biodiversity, Ecology and Environmental Data
NFDI4Biodiversity is a consortium under the umbrella of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) dedicated to the mobilising biodiversity and environmental data for collective use.
In the National Research Data Infrastructure, valuable data resources for the German science system are systematically made accessible, federated and usable in a sustainable way. The federal and state governments have been jointly funding the development of the NFDI since 2019. By 2023, up to 30 consortia will be selected to cover all scientific domains in Germany and work on making relevant data available according to the so-called FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). The German Research Foundation (DFG) is responsible for the selection process and project funding.
In our partner network, we bundle scientific and technical competences to provide users from research and practice with a service portfolio for biodiversity and environmental data.
In the NFDI we share our knowledge and offer added value to the professional community, specifically:
Access to modern technologies and a comprehensive stock of biodiversity and environmental data;
practical, tried-and-tested methods and tools for archiving, publishing, searching and analysing data;
an expert forum for the safe and competent handling of data for diverse and responsible use
MARUM – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen
The partners of the consortium include research institutions, associations, natural history societies, state offices, civil society initiatives and other institutions from the field of nature conservation. The common goal is to develop a joint approach to make biodiversity data available for research and practice.
The ZFMK Data Centre provides data flows, tools and services for the research collections of the LIB and other appropriate data sets. The focus is on the management of collection data, and also on the management, storage and archiving of observation and monitoring data.
Further information can be found under "ZFMK Data Center" and in the Datacenter Wiki.
The projects "GBOL" and "AMMOD" serve as use cases in NFDI4Biodiversity.