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3rd Helmholtz Open Science Forum on the NFDI

Inside Perspectives from the Centers

Helmholtz Open Science Forum on the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

To promote dialogue on the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) at Helmholtz, the Helmholtz Open Science Office already hosted two digital Forum events in May 2021 (see report) and December 2021 (see report). Numerous NFDI consortia are realized with substantial Helmholtz participation.

The Open Science Office has arranged a third forum on the topic scheduled for June 22, 2023. The objective of this event is to offer insights into the NFDI activities within the Helmholtz Association, presented from the internal perspective of the Centers. Multiple Centers will share their experiences, fostering an interactive environment for questions and discussions. Furthermore, there will be contributions highlighting the Base4NFDI basic service consortium.


With the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), the German federal and state governments are pursuing the goal of systematically making research data resources accessible in accordance with the FAIR principles.

The NFDI is established as a network of discipline-oriented consortia over a period of three years in three successive funding phases. In November 2022, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) decided to fund eight additional NFDI consortia proposed in the third and final round. Together with those selected in the previous two rounds, the National Research Data Infrastructure now has a total of 27 consortia.


Registration is free and open to all Helmholtz employees at the following link:



Nina Weisweiler

Open Science Officer | HMC Office (Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration)

Steffi Genderjahn

Open Science Officer

Roland Bertelmann

Head of Helmholtz Open Science Office