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Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Life sciences research needs a solid infrastructure.

ZB MED carries out the applied research required to achieve this.


Basic Services for NFDI

Base4NFDI creates NFDI-wide basic services in a world of specific domains. Unlike other NFDI consortia, Base4NFDI does not focus on a specific set of technical or methodological skills and competencies. Instead, it strives to create a portfolio of interdisciplinary services that will benefit all the NFDI consortia. 

Base4NFDI will support services in a three-phase process: their initialization, integration and ramping up for service operation. In Base4NFDI a service is understood as a technical-organisational solution, which typically includes storage and computing services, software, processes and workflows, as well as the necessary personnel support for different service desks. 

As part of the overarching mission, Base4NFDI supports access to and exploitation of research data across all scientific disciplines and areas of research - building on the various consortia’s existing solutions.


  • 1 March 2023 – 28 February 2028

Funding body

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)


  • The 26 NFDI consortia form the Base4NFDI network.