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Basisdienste für die NFDI (Base4NFDI)


Efficiency and

seamless user experience in research data management within and beyond the NFDI

can be greatly improved through NFDI-wide basic services. Base4NFDI is a unique

joint effort supported by all consortia to develop and deploy such services.

Base4NFDI involves institutions from all relevant infrastructure domains and

from all major research organisations in Germany. Its resulting NFDI-wide basic

service portfolio will benefit all these communities and domains. The target

group for basic services is the wider NFDI-community and, in particular,

operators of specialised community resources.


builds on two core pillars: 1) organisationally, a community driven co-design

of basic services via the NFDI Association and, 2) technologically, a common

framework establishing quality assured and coherent models for continuous identification,

fostering, development, operation and evaluation of NFDI-wide basic services.

True to its

mission of supporting NFDI, all strategic and financial decisions on basic

services will be made by all consortia in the bodies of the NFDI Association. A

basic service needs to be useful to potentially

all existing and future consortia. In Base4NFDI a service is understood as a technical-organisational solution, which

typically includes storage and computing services, software, processes and

workflows, as well as the necessary personnel support for different service



2023-03-01 – 2028-02-29


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Offene Kommunikationssysteme FOKUS
  • SUB Göttingen
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung GEOMAR
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. Max Planck Computing & Data Facility MPCDF
  • Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz - Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin SBB
  • Technische Informationsbibliothek TIB
  • Universität Bielefeld
  • ZB MED Information Centre for Life Sciences ZB MED

Consortium leader

  • Technische Universität Dresden TUD