Conceptual design phase of the "Rhine-Ruhr Center for Scientific Data Literacy"

Forschungszentrum Jülich, together with RWTH Aachen University, is in the conception phase of a data literacy center. This center will focus in particular on the holistic promotion of methodological data literacy (data science and artificial intelligence, research data management, high-performance computing and simulation). The measures will be focused on the needs of (prospective) scientists from the fields of life sciences, natural and engineering sciences, mathematics and computer science. The proposal is led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Sandfeld (IAS-9) and Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller (ITC, RWTH Aachen University). Further partners are the FH Aachen, the University of Cologne, the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the Fraunhofer IAIS, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is strengthening the competencies of the German science and research landscape with regard to working with research data by funding projects to establish data literacy centers in science. It is a component of the Federal Government's data strategy and the BMBF's Research Data Action Plan. From a total of 74 applications from the outline phase, 22 projects were selected for the conception phase, from which in turn about 10 projects will be funded.

If you are interested in the project or have any questions, please feel free to contact Katharina Immel.

Last Modified: 14.02.2023