1st Conference on Research Data Infrastructure
The Association of German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is initiating the first Conference on Research Data Infrastructure (CoRDI) from 12th to 14th September 2023 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The conference's main topics include technical and non-technical aspects of establishing interdisciplinary research data management (RDM).
Research data form the basis for knowledge and innovation throughout all scientific disciplines. They play a fundamental role in the progress of our society. The key to using these data treasures is an effective infrastructure.
The Association German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is initiating the first Conference on Research Data Infrastructure (CoRDI) from 12th to 14th September 2023. The main topics of the conference include technical and non-technical aspects for establishing interdisciplinary research data management (RDM).
The Conference on Research Data Infrastructure stands for more comprehensive knowledge through better use of research data, for innovations and the resulting social benefits. Under this year’s theme “Connecting Communities”, national and international stakeholders from all research fields as well as from the infrastructure sector are invited to present their contributions to an excellent RDM of the future and to exchange information about the latest developments. NFDI is organizing the conference in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). NFDI contributors as well as all other RDM interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet at the KIT Campus South.
Topics of Interest
There will be disciplinary tracks and cross-disciplinary tracks. We encourage submissions from national, European and global initiatives and programmes, including, but not limited to: NFDI, EOSC, ESFRI, RDA, ReSA, Australian Data Commons, NIH Biocommons, NIST etc.
The disciplinary tracks address infrastructure aspects relevant for the individual disciplines:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Life Sciences
The cross-disciplinary tracks address more specific topics regarding the delivery of RDM infrastructure:
- Enabling RDM: The aim of the contributions in this track is to develop infrastructure and software components that can be used by the entire community and ensure interoperability so that network effects can be systematically exploited. This includes infrastructure for data analysis such as workflow platforms.
- Harmonising RDM: This track is about (meta-)data, terminologies and provenance and how research data management can be harmonised on a broad basis across organisations and disciplines.
- Securing RDM: This track addresses ethical, legal and social issues associated with collecting and working with research data.
- Spreading RDM: The contributions to the track all deal with the multi-faceted topic of data literacy which plays a key role in solving current and future societal challenges and in understanding digital culture.
- Linking RDM: This track focuses on how research data can be shared as freely and openly as possible between the domains of science, business and society, taking into account the interests of different stakeholders.
- Connecting RDM: This track has a focus on how international and national Research Data Infrastructures can be synergistically connected with each other.