The National Research Data Infrastructure for Germany – NFDI for short – has been under construction since 2018. Its goal is as simple as it is complex: to systematically open up the valuable data resources of science and research for the entire German science system, to network them, and thus to make them more usable. This would create a sustainable and flexible digital knowledge repository for all research areas, which in turn can be an indispensable prerequisite for new research questions, findings and innovations. In order to gain an insight into the development of the NFDI, its organs and their tasks, but above all to get an overview of the consortia that have been set up in 3 rounds, we have invited the man who probably knows the most about it at the moment: Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, the current director of the NFDI.
And York did not disappoint.
At the Barcamp Open Science 2021 Konrad had the chance to have a brief wrap-up interview with Christian Freisleben, who hosted a session on Learner-generated content as Open Educational Resources, which was organized as OER itself.
At the Barcamp Open Science 2021 Konrad had the chance to have a brief wrap-up interview with Thomas Lösch, who hosted a session together with Sonja Bayer on (Re-)using available research data in the social, educational, behavioural and economic sciences. The session was intended to get an overview of what the current state was, how data is data used and what works when it comes to data reusability?
At the Barcamp Open Science 2021 Konrad had the chance to have a brief session wrap-up with Peter Kraker, who hosted a session together with Michaela Vignolio on Open Knowledge Maps Custom Services to discuss early ideas for the new customisable cloud services that were planned to be embedded in libraries’ discovery services to add instant visual capabilities.
By the way, at the time of publication of this interview, the custom services are available as a feature for members.
AND: Open Knowledge Maps just hit the milestone of 1,000,000 Knowledge Maps! Congrats Peter and the team!
At the Barcamp Open Science 2021, Antonella Succurro gave a session on Privacy preserving Open Data highlighting „…how the support from data privacy officers or external trustees is often not sufficient to face the challenges of highly specific data, which might come from new technologies and have yet to be standardized.“ Konrad had the opportunity to talk to her afterwards.
This is the last episode from our coverage of the Barcamp Open Science 2020. In this episode Konrad talked with two of the organizers, Guido Scherp and Susanne Melchior from ZBW, for a short recap of the barcamp 2020 as well as a quick outlook.