Working with Data: Explore our Services & Trainings
Together with our partner organisations, we offer useful services and tools for handling biodiversity and environmental data and organise practical data management training courses.
Practical applications for working with data
Planning, harmonisation, archiving or annotation – we provide helpful services and tools for working with biodiversity data.
Beginner's course or in-depth training, face-to-face or online: We design the training that suits you.
Community pilot projects
What is the potential of NFDI4Biodiversity? Our 26 pilot projects, which we are implementing together with the community, offer exciting insights.
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.
Sommertagung der Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pf...
NFDI4Biodiversity All Hands Conference 2024
Spring Symposium 2024 of the Fachgruppe Database S...
NMZB-Vortragsreihe: Datenvielfalt handhabbar mache...
NMZB-Vortragsreihe: NFDI4Biodiversity – Daten zugä...
Gemeinsamer Cross-Community workshop von NFDI4Biod...
Workshop zur Entwicklung von Kriterien für die Bew...
8th de.NBI & Uni Giessen Genomics Training Course
BIIGLE4Beginners: Introduction to the Images and V...
20. NFDI4Biodiversity Project Forum
Interested to become involved? As an NFDI consortium we learn from and cooperate with the professional community. Get in touch!
Our Use Cases
Some 20 use cases from the biodiversity community help us identify hurdles to data provision and collaboratively develop solutions.
BMBF initiative FEdA
NFDI4Biodiversity supports the professional archiving of data in the BMBF-funded Research Initiative for the Conservation of Biodiversity (FEdA).
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 email@example.com.
Participants of the NFDI DataXplorers Hackathon pr...
Podcast "Rechtsdschungel": How do I licence my dat...
The NFDI4Biodiversity Coordination wishes you Merr...
The NFDI Association and many NFDI consortia are l...
Challenge(s) accepted! NFDI hackathon "DataXplorer...
NFDI4Biodiversity training team announces funding ...
Improved Data Accessibility: The CL System of the ...
NFDI4Biodiversity Podcast: A Guide through the Leg...
Endangered species: How members of the NFDI4Biodiv...
Great interest in exchange on research data manage...
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.
"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
"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
"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)
Zenodo & News-Mailingliste
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Talks, posters, presentations and much more: In our Zenodo Community you will find numerous publications from the consortium.
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The NFDI4Biodiversity project has created approximately 25 positions nationwide for professionals in IT, bioinformatics, science management, and administration. Currently advertised positions can be found here. You can find more open positions on the NFDI page.