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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.


National Research Data Infrastructure for the agrosystem domain

FAIRagro is a community-driven initiative and focuses on the agrosystem domain needed to develop sustainable crop production and agroecosystems. It will establish an interoperable and scalable research data infrastructure by connecting available repositories to make research data FAIR. The consortia will facilitate combined data analyses and establish a multilevel support system by setting up a Data Steward Service Center. It will provide guidelines and information material, and focus on knowledge transfer for agrosystem researchers. FAIRagro will address quality and legal security challenges beyond the FAIR principles.


  • 1 March 2023 – 28 February 2028

Funding body

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)


  • Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur (FIZ Karlsruhe)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
  • Hans Eisermann-Forum für Agrarwissenschaften der TU München
  • Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK)
  • Bundeseforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen (JKI)
  • Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL)
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität
  • Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)
  • Thünen Institut
  • Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF)
  • ZB MED - Informationszentrum Lebenswissenschaften

FAIRagro is coordinated by ZALF.