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[kfn-info] ErUM-Data: New BMBF action plan published

KFN email newsletter on November 17, 2020


Dear friends of neutron research,

please note this joint communication of the Committees Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Nuclear Probes and Ion Beams:

New BMBF action plan ErUM-Data published

On 12 November 2020, the BMBF published the action plan "ErUM-Data - from Big Data to Smart Data". The aim is to make greater use of the great potential of digital solutions from basic research in order to enable excellent research and at the same time meet social challenges:

To this end, the action plan defines measures in the three overarching thematic fields of "Research Data Management", "Federated Digital Infrastructures" and "Software and Algorithms". In implementing the measures, the focus is on the transdisciplinary networking of the ErUM research areas with other relevant areas.

The Committees Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Nuclear Probes and Ion Beams (KFS, KFN and KFSI) have closely accompanied the development of the funding programme together with other participating user committees. They are convinced that digital transformation is of central importance for the future of research with neutrons, photons and ions. The committees welcome the funding programme: Up to 120 million euros are planned for the years 2020 to 2030. This will significantly advance the digital transformation in ErUM research.

The first funding announcement under ErUM-Data will be published shortly. Initially, projects in the ErUM-Data thematic field of software and algorithms in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning will be funded.

We would therefore like to call on you to form transdisciplinary cooperations in preparation to the expected BMBF funding guideline for ErUM-Data. Transdisciplinary cooperation is to be strengthened across the various ErUM areas - but also involving other disciplines involved, such as mathematics, computer science and data sciences - in order to jointly develop the relevant research infrastructures in a sustainable way from a digital perspective.

If you are interested and need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the members of KFS, KFN and KFSI or the responsible project management agency PT-DESY.

With kind regards,

Bridget Murphy, KFS chair
Astrid Schneidewind, KFN chair
Günther Dollinger, KFSI chair
Karin Griewatsch, SNI PR

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