Funding of NFDI-MatWerk
On July 2, the Joint Science Conference (GWK) approved funding for ten additional consortia within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). As one of ten consortia, NFDI-MatWerk now receives five years of funding for the infrastructure development of a common materials research data space. The envisaged digital data space NFDI-MatWerk must be able to map the various highly complex relationships between the different material data and be as uncomplicated to use as possible in order to be able to develop synergy effects.
The consortium, represented by Prof. Chris Eberl of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM as spokesperson, consists of renowned German research institutions, including eleven applicants and a further 15 associated institutions.
Among the applicant institutions, and thus significantly involved in NFDI-MatWerk, is RWTH Aachen University. It is represented by Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller from the IT Center of RWTH Aachen, Prof. Dr. Stefan Sandfeld and Prof. Dr. Ruth Schwaiger from Forschungszentrum Jülich.
For more information on the NFDI-MatWerk consortium, please visit the IT Center Blog.