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At a glance

OrganisationAdvisory council to the federal government
Members10 elected representatives from the empirical social, behavioural and economic sciences and 10 representatives from data production
Term of office3 years
FDI CommitteeRepresentatives of the 38 research data centres, accredited according to the German Data Forum’s guidelines
FundingFunded 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