Reliable data are an important basis for better contributions to the conservation of global biodiversity. This knowledge is our motivation.

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We organise our own events or are guests at external happenings. If you are interested in a summer school, special trainings, workshops or a project presentation, please send us an enquiry via the contact form.


Seasonal School on Data Management in Biodiversity...


Train-the-Trainer-Workshop: FDM-Kenntnisse ansprec...


2nd NFDI Berlin-Brandenburg network meeting: Ontol...

Tag der offenen Tür

Tag der Forschungsdaten 2024: NFDI-Konsortien stel...


NFDI4Biodiversity auf der Woche der Umwelt 2024

Schlosspark Bellevue, Berlin

Introduction of the GBIF Germany & NFDI4Biodiv Coo...

Zagreb, Croatia


Project results, new publications, event announcements and follow-up reports, and much more - our news blog keeps you informed about news from the consortium. Do you have news that should appear here? Write a message to


Participants of the NFDI DataXplorers Hackathon pr...

Almost 50 participants from 28 institutions took part in the final of the DataXplorers hackathon – and presented great tools and services after just s...

Highlights of the All Hands Conference 2024

The consortium's third annual conference took place in the middle of the preparations for the second funding phase – and, once again, significantly ad...
Project News

Constantly growing, collaboratively maintained wik...

A resource for anyone interested in managing and working with biodiversity data: The knowledge base is looking forward to users and feedback from the ...
Save the Date

New online format BiodiversiTea – a space for exch...

Every third Tuesday of the month, the BiodiversiTea coffee lecture series invites you to exchange ideas, present work results, get feedback or look fo...
Project News

Finding the E in ELSA: Kick-off for the Ethics Tas...

An initial workshop to examine ethical challenges within the NFDI laid the foundation for the establishment of an ethics task force. The task of the w...
Project News

Continuation "highly important"

The interim report of NFDI4Biodiversity was evaluated very positively by the DFG, to the delight of everyone involved. Speakers and writing teams are ...
Project News

Questions about biodiversity data? Our helpdesk te...

What is the NFDI4Biodiversity Helpdesk and what does it actually offer? Our new explanatory video clearly shows how our experts help to organize, stor...
Open Call

NFDI4Biodiversity training team announces funding ...

Exciting offer for all members of the NFDI4Biodiversity community: A training fund provides financial support for innovative and/or interactive teachi...

Erfolgreiche Datenmobilisierung für Klimawandel-Fo...

NFDI4Biodiversity implementiert das Datenmanagementsystem BEXIS2 als Schlüsselwerkzeug für ein effektives Forschungsdatenmanagement im Rahmen des Klim...
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Environment Week 2024: NFDI4Biodiversity introduce...

What actually is biodiversity data, why is it so important that it is more accessible and available in the long term, and what does NFDI4Biodiversity ...

Our partner network

NFDI4Biodiversity is supported by strong partner organisations, including scientific institutions, research museums, natural history societies, nature conservation initiatives and environmental agencies. In our series of quotes, a selection of our partners explain why they are part of NFDI4Biodiversity.

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"Currently, we have about 1.8 million data points on the distribution of various dragonfly species in Germany. However, these are scattered across different institutions and federal states. We're hoping for a platform where others can also work and learn from them."

Klaus-Jürgen Conze, Chairman of the Society of German-Speaking Odonatologists (GdO)


"Our passion lies in maps and geovisualizations. In NFDI4Biodiversity, we're working on visualization approaches that make it easier to understand complex data – to support their interpretation by experts and communication with the public. Our goal is to make the vast data treasure of NFDI4Biodiversity partners comprehensible."

Jana Moser, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)


"We're examining the genetic diversity of cultivated and wild plants, as well as the processes that led to their development, using over 150,000 seed samples from around 800 genera. We aim to contribute this knowledge because research relies on this diversity of data to address challenges such as climate change."

Uwe Scholz, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)


"The loss of biodiversity isn't confined to tropical rainforests; it affects us here too. Our data on more than 8,000 animal and plant species can help trace this trend. Therefore, we want to contribute to making access to them easier – and perhaps pave the way for other national park administrations."

Jörg Müller, Deputy Head of the Bavarian Forest National Park

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"Our motivation is to collect, consolidate, analyze, and interpret biodiversity-relevant data across Europe in connection with their drivers. We need this data to better understand the consequences of human actions on the environment and to develop options for societal decision-making processes."

Mark Frenzel, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)


"With over 1,000 species in Germany alone, spiders are a fascinating group of animals found in almost all habitats. This makes them ideal for conservation and research inquiries. Therefore, we are working towards a permanent solution for data management by professional societies – ensuring our data is available and can be utilized."

Hubert Höfer, Deputy Chairman of the German Arachnologic Society e.V.


"As a specialized society for fishes since 1995, we have extensive data on the distribution of marine and freshwater fishes. We want to share this knowledge, irrespective of administrative borders and fishing interests. It should be accessible to those advocating for biodiversity conservation – and thereby, for fish fauna."

Heiko Brunken, Board Member of the Society for Ichthyology (GfI)


"The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, as a globally operating, interdisciplinary research museum, explores the origin of the Earth and life through more than 30 million collection objects – in active dialogue with society! For the development of the NFDI, we contribute knowledge, expertise, and our networks across various specialist groups."

Jana Hoffmann, Co-Leader of the Research Area Future of Collections at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

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"How does human activity impact natural areas, such as through new settlement areas? Where are the soils sealed – and since when? Knowing how land use and land cover are represented and changing in Germany is a crucial foundation for biodiversity research. We aim to contribute this data through the integration of our IÖR-Monitor."

Gotthard Meinel, Research Area Leader at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR)

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