National Research Data Infrastructure for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
The past years have seen a paradigm shift, with computational methods increasingly relying on data-driven and often deep learning-based approaches, leading to the establishment and ubiquity of Data Science as a discipline driven by advances in the field of Computer Science but being of relevance to most scientific disciplines. Transparency, reproducibility and fairness have become crucial challenges for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence due to the complexity of contemporary Data Science methods, often relying on a combination of code, models and data used for training.
NFDI4DataScience aims to establish a community-driven research data infrastructure for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. In this regard, it focuses on several types of data and IT solutions established within the community, including publications, data, models and software code. Transparency, reproducibility and fairness have become crucial challenges.
NFDI4DataScience will support all steps of the interdisciplinary research data lifecycle, including collecting/creating, processing, analysing, publishing, archiving and reusing resources in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
ZB MED’s role in the project
ZB MED is involved in building the infrastructures needed to provide and search for data, software and data analysis models used for research in artificial intelligence.
1 October 2021 – 30 September 2026
German Research Foundation (DFG)
- German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
- Fraunhofer FOKUS
- Fraunhofer FIT
- FIZ Karlsruhe
- GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
- Hamburger Informatik Technologie-Center e.V. (HITeC)
- Leibniz University Hannover
- Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics
- RWTH Aachen University
- TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology
- TU Berlin
- TU Dresden
- University Leipzig
- ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences
- ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
NFDI4DataScience is coordinated by Fraunhofer FOKUS.