SIGDIUS- Data Infrastructure

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


On behalf of the Special Interest Group Data Infrastructure, we hereby cordially invite you to the upcoming SIGDIUS Seminar (online format) with contributions from:

Oliver Koepler (TIB Hannover)
Unifying research data: strategies for managing domain-specific metadata, schemas, and repositories”

 In this talk, I will explore the ongoing efforts to consolidate research data from a diverse range of data repositories within the NFDI4Chem federation of repositories, as an integral component of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). The NFDI4Chem search service is designed to serve as a comprehensive access point for searching research data across the federation. My presentation will cover the development of a robust harvesting strategy that effectively collects, harmonizes, and presents chemistry data, taking into account the myriad metadata formats and protocols in use. While existing solutions such as the Dublin Core or DataCite metadata schema and the OAI-PMH exchange protocol apply to generic data, the creation, provision, and sharing of domain-specific metadata continue to pose significant challenges and necessitate innovative workarounds. One potential solution,, seeks to address the need for more detailed data descriptions, including information on molecular entities and applied measurement techniques. In this talk, I will provide a comprehensive overview of the various formats, standards, and protocols, as well as the ongoing efforts to develop chemistry-specific implementations. I will showcase our solutions for harvesting chemistry metadata from diverse repositories, such as Chemotion, Massbank, Radar4Chem, and DaRUS, and their seamless integration into the NFDI4Chem search service.


Matthias Braun (IntCDC, VISUS /  University of Stuttgart)
“Research Data Management within IntCDC – a Practical Example”

This talk discusses the current status, various experiences and problems of research data management (RDM) in the context of the interdisciplinarity of the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC. Research data management within IntCDC is formally defined in a data management plan and aligned to the infrastructure provided by the University of Stuttgart, namely the data repository DaRUS. The various research data curation tasks involving researchers are supported with simple processes that require minimal effort. The RDM team promotes acceptance and motivation of data curation through various measures with the aim of establishing it in daily reasearch. Additional guidelines and policies foster quality assurance and emphasize the importance and value of research data as scientific output. For individual research areas, the already established characteristics of RDM can vary widely. Based on the experiences gained within IntCDC and SFB TRR 161, improvements of RDM in the area of visualization have been analyzed. The results are largely domain independent and transferable to other domains facing the same challenges.

You can find more information on SIGDIUS seminars in general here  and on this specific seminar here.

For participation, please send an e-mail to Juergen.Pleiss[at] with the subject line “SIGDIUS seminar 10.5.”