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Funding of National Research Data Infrastructure consortium DAPHNE4NFDI

KFS email newsletter on July 2, 2021


Dear colleagues and friends of synchrotron radiation

Today we have good news to announce from the German Research Foundation (DFG) after the decision of the Joint Science Conference (GWK):

The consortium "DAPHNE4NFDI" within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure is funded!

02 July 2021: The DAPHNE4NFDI consortium receives funding for the establishment of a National Research Data Infrastructure

DAPHNE4NFDI is one of 10 consortia to receive funding this year as part of the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). Together with the 9 consortia funded in 2020, the NFDI now increasingly reflects the broader German scientific landscape, where scientists are shaping important progress in terms of data management, data exchange, software, and digitisation in general.

DAPHNE4NFDI will focus on data from the field of photon and neutron research within the broader profile of the NFDI. The final funding decision was made on 02.07.2021 by the Joint Science Conference (GWK), following the recommendation of the expert panel of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Under the leadership of the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), a total of 18 institutes and universities will receive funding for an initial period of 5 years within the framework of DAPHNE4NFDI. In the second round, which has just been completed, the DAPHNE4NFDI consortium was successful and will start work on 1 October 2021.

Together with the expected BMBF funding in ErUM-Data, DAPHNE4NFDI is an important step towards the digital transformation of our scientific work.

Further information:

Congratulations to the consortium around the speaker Dr. Anton Barty from DESY and thanks to the core team, the co-proposers and the whole KFS and KFN community!

Yours sincerely,

Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, KFS chair
Sarah Köster, KFS vice chair
Karin Griewatsch, KFS PR