Reliable data are an important basis for better contributions to the conservation of global biodiversity. We make them accessible.

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Working with data

Through our partner community we offer access to useful services and tools for handling biodiversity and environmental data. A selection.

Research data management

Search data repositories, submit own data and create data management plans according to community standards.

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Manage research data with GFBio

You are now transferred to our partner GFBio e.V. The German Federation for Biological Data provides a tried and tested service portfolio as part of NFDI4Biodiversity.

Data visualisation and analysis

Online environment for georeferenced data and the creation of biodiversity maps

Analyse data

Online environment for georeferenced data

You are now transferred to a partner service. The German Federation for Biological Data (GFBio e.V.) provides a tried and tested service portfolio as part of NFDI4Biodiversity.

Data standards and more – our specialist information

Access to standards, protocols and formats for data exchange used in our network, and other technical documentation

Browse wiki

Continue to GFBio Wiki

You are now transferred to a partner service. The German Federation for Biological Data (GFBio e.V.) provides a tried and tested service portfolio as part of NFDI4Biodiversity.

Cooperations

Interested to become involved? As an NFDI consortium we learn from and cooperate with the professional community – get in touch with us.

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Use Case Projects

Working with and for the community: Around 20 use cases from the biodiversity professional community – the NFDI4Biodiversity Use Cases – help us to develop data management solutions that are actually needed.

Research Initiative for the Conversation of Biodiversity (FEdA)

NFDI4Biodiversity supports the professional archiving of data in the BMBF-funded Research Initiative for the Conversation of Biodiversity (FEdA). The cooperation with the projects is organized via the established processes in our helpdesk.

Events

We organise own events and contribute to community meetings. If you are interested in a summer school, special trainings, workshops or a project presentation, please send us an enquiry via the contact form.

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Event
  • Organiser: HeFDI - Hessische Forschungsdateninfrastrukturen

    NFDI4Biodiversity ist ein Konsortium innerhalb der Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) mit einem Schwerpunkt auf Services für die Biodiversitätsforschung und Ökologie. Unzählige Studien belegen den Rückgang der Biodiversität auf unserem Planeten. Drängende Fragen sind, welche Auswirkungen der Rückgang der Biodiversität auf die betroffenen Ökosysteme hat und welche (anthropogenen) Einflüsse die Biodiversität reduzieren oder fördern. Um die komplexen Zusammenhänge zu verstehen und daraus Handlungsempfehlungen abzuleiten, werden vielfältige, qualitätsgesicherte und FAIRe Daten benötigt. Diese umfassen das Vorkommen von Pflanzen, Tieren und Mikroorganismen, einschließlich ihrer genotypischen, phänotypischen und funktionalen Vielfalt, sowie deren Zusammenspiel in Populationen und Ökosystemen. In NFDI4Biodiversity haben sich 49 Partner aus Wissenschaft, Behörden und Bürgerwissenschaften zusammengeschlossen, um die Mobilisierung und Publikation vorhandener Daten voranzutreiben, effiziente Workflows zu entwickeln und Tools und Services zur Unterstützung von Analysen bereitzustellen.

    Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner, Universität Bremen, AWI Bremerhaven, GFBio e.V.

  • Organiser: Fraunhofer Verbund IuK-Technologie

    Interesse an der Nutzung von Cloud-Technologien für den sicheren Datenaustausch? In der High-Level Veranstaltung unter Schirmherrschaft des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung werden in praxisorientierten Sessions Zwischenergebnisse aus dem Projekt "FAIR Data Spaces" vorgestellt - einer Kooperation zwischen der Cloud-Anbieter Initiative GAIA -X und der Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur. Im Rahmen des Projekts. NFDI4Biodiversity dient als Demonstrator für Datenaustausch-Konzepte in der Wissenschaft. Die Ergebnisse werden vorgestellt von Bernhard Seeger (Universität Marburg) und Alexander Goesmann (Universität Gießen), beide Partner in NFDI4Biodiversity und verantwortlich für den Aufbau der Research Data Commons Infrastruktur in NFDI4Biodiversity.

  • Organiser: ORCID DE Konsortium

    Der Vortrag ist Teil des Programms im 6. Workshop des deutschen ORCID Konsortiums. Hier soll reflektiert werden, wie die „Open Researcher and Contributor ID“ ORCID sowie Organisationsidentifier sinnvoll in Workflows verankert werden können. Der Vortrag wird schildern, welche Diskussionen zur Nutzung von persistenten Identifiern in der Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur zu beobachten sind und welche offenen Fragen bestehen.

  • Organiser: IT Center of the State Natural Science Collections of Bavaria (SNSB)

    With this workshop we want to address a few data management topics of general interest. This will be done by means of short presentations, software demos (max. 10 min) and the following short discussion contributions (max. 5 min).

    In order to better tailor the program to the experience background and interests of the individual participants, we ask for registration directly with Tanja Weibulat. The number of participants is limited to 25.

  • Organiser: Kompetenznetzwerk Forschungsdatenmanagement an den Thüringer Hochschulen Michael-Stifel-Center Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

    Prof. Aletta Bonn und Prof. Birgitta König-Ries (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) stellen das Konsortium in der Webinar-Reihe Coffee Lecture vor (14-14.30 Uhr).

  • Organiser: NFDI4Culture and NFDI4Biodiversity

    NFDI4Culture and NFDI4Biodiversity are joining forces with the AG3D for the first Cross-NFDI Hackathon. For this, the focus will be specifically on 3D digital cultural and research data. However, 3D datasets do not necessarily have to be the basis for this, but can equally be the end product of a creative transformation process. The 3D Hackathon will have its Kick-off event on September 24th and 25th, 2022. After a four-week sprint phase, we would like to celebrate the award ceremony on October 24th, 2022. The venue will be Berlin.

    Interested? Check out the website creating-new-dimensions.org and sign up for the xNFDI Hackathon mailing list to make sure you stay up-to-date.

  • Organiser: Gesellschaft für Informatik

    Zur Eröffnung der Hauptveranstaltung der INFORMATIK 2022 (26.-30. September 2022) nimmt NFDI4Biodiversity-Sprecher Frank Oliver Glöckner am Donnerstag, 29. September 2022 (12-13 Uhr) an einem Podiumsgespräch zum Thema „Forschungsdatenmanagement in der Informatik und anderen Ingenieurs- und Naturwissenschaften“ teil.

    Die Sprecher:innen ausgewählter NFDI-Projekte aus der Informatik, der Data Science, den Ingenieurs- und Naturwissenschaften diskutieren darin aktuelle Themen rund um Forschungsdateninfrastrukturen und Open Science: Inwiefern sind Forschungsdateninfrastrukturen Bestandteil einer offenen Wissenschaft? Welche Probleme lösen sie speziell für die Informatik  und andere Natur- und Ingenieurswissenschaften? Welche Basisdienste muss eine Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur umfassen? Welche Querschnittsthemen beschäftigen die Ingenieurs- und Naturwissenschaften gleichermaßen? Inwiefern kann das Konzept von Research Data Management Containern auch anderen Disziplinen außerhalb der Informatik helfen?

    Der Diskussion geht eine Keynote von York Sure-Vetter, Direktor der Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI), voraus.

    Rahmenthema der INFORMATIK 2022 ist „Informatik in den Naturwissenschaften“. Es kommen Gesprächspartnerinnen und -partner aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft zusammen, beleuchten gesellschaftliche und politische Zusammenhänge und suchen den Dialog mit Interessierten. Nähere Informationen zu Programm und Anmeldung finden Sie auf der Veranstaltungsseite (s.o.).

  • Organiser: NFDI4Biodiversity

    Als Konsortium zusammenwachsen, wichtige Aufgaben gemeinsam voranbringen und dabei alle Hände (und Köpfe) nutzen: Nicht umsonst trägt die diesjährige NFDI4Biodiversity-Jahreskonferenz den Namen All Hands Conference. Ziel ist es, Angehörigen des NFDI4Biodiversity-Partnernetzwerks Gelegenheit für Austausch und praktische Zusammenarbeit zu bieten. Das Programm – bestehend aus Netzworking-Formaten, Workshops und Updates aus den verschiedenen Arbeitsgruppen – und der Link zur Anmeldung werden in Kürze auf der oben verlinkten Seite zu finden sein.

  • Organiser: Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur e.V. (NFDI)

    Language
    English

    Speakers

    Jitendra Gaikwad & Roman Gerlach (Uni Jena/NFDI4Biodiversity)

    About
    In NFDI ToolTalk, scientists from different disciplines present exciting topics around NFDI and research data management. In this episode, Jitendra Gaikwad and Roman Gerlach will talk about the "BEXIS2 Research Data Management System". 

    A registration is not needed. You can register via the YouTube link above.

  • Organiser: Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)

    Language
    English

    Session Organizers
    Katja Luther, Center for Biodiversity Informatics and Collection Data Integration, Botanic Garden Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, k.luther@bo.berlin
    Anton Güntsch, Center for Biodiversity Informatics and Collection Data Integration, Botanic Garden Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, a.guentsch@bo.berlin.

    Abstract
    In recent years, a number of national biodiversity data centers have been established with the aim of providing services for data storage, data capture and management as well as integration, evaluation and publication. Examples are “Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur für Biodiversität” (NFDI4Biodiversity) in Germany, “Pôle National de données de biodiversité” (PNDB) in France and the “Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure” (SBDI). In addition to offering specific data services of their own, national data centers can provide an important role in linking international information infrastructures to local research processes and in communicating biodiversity informatics standards, such as those being developed in the context of TDWG Biodiversity Information Standards. Beside offering the technical services to store, analyze and publish research data, national data centers also provide support for the creation of research data management plans and thus enable the consideration of proper data processing already in the preparation phase of projects. The symposium will provide a platform to present national and regional data centers in biodiversity research. Important aspects are their integration in and complementarity from international initiatives and infrastructures, possibilities of cooperation among each other as well as organizational and technical challenges in implementation.

  • Organiser: Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity (FEdA)

    Collaborative Research Data Management Support for FEdA projects
    Visit our virtual booth to learn more about how the NFDI consortia KonsortSWD and NFDI4Biodiversity cooperate to help researchers manage their biological & ecological as well as their social data from Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity (FEdA) projects. You can find us by klicking on the "Exhibition" tile in the digital event lobby.

    Not attending the conference, but still interested in our cooperation? Read more here.

    About the event
    The central importance of sustainable use and protection of biological diversity for the further development of human well-being is increasingly recognised. However, implementation remains difficult and the erosion of biodiversity and natural capital continues to progress, as the global IPBES Report 2019 and the Dasgupta Review 2021 have made clear.

    There is no doubt: we need action now! To demand exactly this, thousands of representatives from diverse disciplines of science, society and economy worldwide turned recently towards national and international leaders, in open letters, public statements, or policy briefs (e.g. “A letter to fellow citizens of Earth”, “Berliner Erklärung”, “Scientists warning Europe”, “Business for Nature’s Call to Action”). But time is running out.  

    High expectations are therefore linked to the “Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)” which will be adopted at the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties (COP 15), after three postponements now scheduled for December 2022 in Montreal. In this global context, the EU is having the chance to lead the way, not least with its major sustainability project “Green Deal”. However, are these high expectations justified or do we need to be more ambitious? More specifically:

    Analysed from a transdisciplinary, systemic perspective, are the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, as outlined in the available draft, and the EU Green Deal sufficient and realistic to achieve a short-term reversal of the actual biodiversity loss necessary to safeguard human wellbeing?

    What is the reason for the failure of previous concepts and activities to preserve biodiversity, what can we learn from this and how can we assure the effective implementation of the intended goals?

    How can synergies be created at the European and international scale, at the level of scientists and stakeholders, in order to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and thus contribute to improving human well-being?

    To discuss and elucidate these questions, the BMBF Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity (Forschungsinitiative zum Erhalt der Arten­vielfalt, FEdA), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), invites you to participate at the transdisciplinary digital conference.

    To allow for a broad transdisciplinary discussion, the conference invites European scientists from all disciplines related to biodiversity, stakeholders from politics, society, economy and the media.

  • Organiser: SFE2, GfÖ & EEF

    Monday, November 21, 2022, 14-18 h

    Today the volume, complexity, and creation speed of research data are rising exponentially. While the awareness of the value of environmental data has been increasing, we still face the problem that research data is getting more transient. The reasons are that data vary in quality, are stored decentrally with no long term perspective and are thus not findable or reusable for other researchers. Further, they are often not standardized in format nor described properly using common metadata standards. However, in order to leverage the full potential of existing data, researchers need to work together and share their data in order to gain insight into complex ecological processes. The vast resources of biodiversity-related data enable the opportunity for analysing complex processes on larger scales and in an interdisciplinary manner. Furthermore, research institutions and funders, but also publishers increasingly demand transparency and promote data sharing practices. In order to make data FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable ( www.force11.org/group/fairgroup/fairprinciples) –, 'good' research data management is needed.

    NFDI4Biodiversity is part of the National Research Data Infrastructure, Germany. We boost research and support nature conservation by providing access to tools, and services for handling biodiversity and environmental data and to support good research data management.

    The workshop How To Better Manage Your Data – And Thereby Enrich Research will take place as part of the Joint Conference of SFE2, GfÖ & EEF (November 21-25, 2022) and is divided into three sections. In the first section, we will teach the basics of research data management for ecologists across the whole data life cycle. Section two will then focus on the “first step” in the data life cycle – planning a research project. This section addresses the importance of a data management plan with practical examples. In the last section, we will share our experiences in the consortium NFDI4Biodiversity. This section will offer insight into one of the tools/services provided by our partners.

    Workshop language
    English

    Main and co-organizers of the workshop
    Dr. Daniel Tschink, GFBio e.V./NFDI4Biodiversity
    Jimena Linares, GFBio e.V./NFDI4Biodiversity
    Dr. Ivaylo Kostadinov, GFBio e.V./NFDI4Biodiversity

    Contact: dtschink@gfbio.org

  • Monday, November 21, 2022, 14-16 h

    In order to gain insight into complex ecological processes and the consequences of anthropogenic impact on the worlds ecosystems, researchers need to work together and share their data. The vast resources of biodiversity-related data combined with socio-economic, trade, financial data will allow to improve models of the state, stability and threats to ecosystems - but only if data is FAIR. Consequently, research institutions and funders, but also publishers increasingly demand transparency and promote data sharing practices. However, sharing data often touches national and international law such as handling sensitive data (e.g. occurrence data of endangered species). Thus, it is often noticed as challenging and complex. 

    In our workshop that will take place as part of the Joint Conference of SFE2, GfÖ & EEF (November 21-25, 2022) we will hear about and discuss open (biodiversity) data at national and global scales: Lawyer Louisa Hantsche (UfU) will introduce the basics of copyright protection, data policies and licensing. She will also elaborate on how national legislation, such as the Umweltinformationsgesetz in Germany, will boost research and support nature conservation by providing access to monitoring data from assessment reports, e.g. monitoring of bats before and after wind mills were installed. Microbiologist Dr. Amber Scholz (DSMZ) will present the ongoing discussion whether digital sequence information (DSI) are subject to the Nagoya protocol, and why the answer to this question could have severe effects on global research. Afterwards, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of open biodiversity data in breakout rooms, and collect ideas to improve access to open data training and resources.

    Workshop language
    English

    Organizers
    Juliane Röder, Uni Marburg/NFDI4Biodiversity
    Marlen Fischer, Uni Marburg/NFDI4Biodiversity
    Dr. Ortrun Brand, Uni Marburg/HeFDI/NFDI4Biodiversity
    Dr. Daniel Tschink, GFBio e.V./NFDI4Biodiversity

    Contact: dtschink@gfbio.org

  • Organiser: Ecological Society (GfÖ) and NFDI4Biodiversity

    The Winter School is held in English will provide state-of-the-art skills and knowledge in handling scientific data across the data life cycle. The event is a cooperation between the Ecological Society (GfÖ) and the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI4Biodiversity). Various experts from our partner network are invited as speakers and will share their knowledge with the participants. In a combination of direct knowledge transfer and practical lessons, participants will be introduced to fundamentals and cutting edge tools in the field and how to use them for their future careers. The winter school provides a unique opportunity to get introduced to advanced knowledge in research data management including the handling of data across technical borders such as combining different programming languages and/or software tools in a very short amount of time.

  • Organiser: German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI)

    Collaboratively developing creative solutions and driving key issues forward – that's what the first de.NBI BioHackathon Germany is all about. Three NFDI consortia are part of the week-long event and welcome input and active participation.

    Projects involved (for more info follow links):

    DataPLANT – Facilitating Research Data Management to combat the reproducibility crisis

    Extending the NFDI4Microbiota Knowledge Base

    (Bio)Schemas4NFDI, lightweight domain metadata (not only) for NFDI consortia

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