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At a glance

Organisation Advisory council to the federal government
Members 8 elected representatives from the empirical social, behavioural and economic sciences and 8 representatives from data production
Term of office 3 years
Founded 2004
FDI Committee Representatives of the 31 research data centres, accredited according to the German Data Forum’s guidelines
Funding Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Strategic development of the research data infrastructure
  • Representing the interests of data producers and data users
  • Advising legislators and science institutions
  • Accreditation and evaluation of research data centres
  • Connecting research data infrastructures on a European and international level
  • Organising communication events, academic symposiums and the triennial Conference for Social and Economic Data (KSWD)

The German Data Forum’s Workflow