€900m German Open Science initiative NFDI progresses as EOSC Association gears up

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22 Feb 2021

€900m German Open Science initiative NFDI progresses as EOSC Association gears up

  • By Federico Drago

As part of the efforts of EOSC-Pillar countries to coordinate open science initiatives, Germany's flagship National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) has already engaged its first research consortia, just as the EOSC Association kick-starts its activities. 

“In 2020, the first nine consortia of research communities started their work. In total, we expect 25 to 30 consortia to receive funding from the NFDI”, said EOSC Association Board Member Klaus Tochtermann (ZBW), adding, “The NFDI is intended to become a federated research data infrastructure at the national level and is thus the most important anchor for EOSC in Germany.”

Open Science has made some impressive moves forward across EU countries in 2020, and Germany was no exception. In an exclusive interview with EOSC-Pillar, one of the three newly-elected directors of the EOSC Association coming from the EOSC-Pillar countries discussed some of the latest exciting developments of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The newly-elected EOSC Association Director Klaus Tochtermann takes us through the main developments in the German Open Science landscape, such as NFDI, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud.

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