NFDIxCS Project Started
On 1 March 2023, the new National Research Data Infrastructure for and with Computer Science (NFDIxCS) was started. The project is coordinated by the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and funds 17 project members for a period of five years. The main goal of the consortium is to identify, define, and, ultimately, deploy services to store complex domain-specific data objects from the particular variety of sub-domains from computer science (CS) and to comprehensively implement the FAIR principles. This includes producing reusable data objects specific to the various types of CS data, which not only contain these data along with the related metadata, but also the corresponding software, context, and execution information in a standardized format. These data objects can be of any size, structure, or quality.
The key aim of NFDIxCS is to assemble an organizational, technical, cooperative, and interoperable infrastructure to bring together the relevant services and actors regarding CS. The services developed will be designed for sustainable operation. Among its objectives, NFDIxCS will promote the implementation of the FAIR data principles for CS research data and software artifacts, simplify the citation of software and CS data, and support the application of CS methods such as big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in other scientific disciplines. In addition, it will work towards generally accepted standards, in particular for the sustainable storage, retrieval, and availability of CS research data. JSC is contributing to the task areas HPC performance management and data for benchmarking.
Contact: Dr. Bernd Mohr