NFDI4Chem: Shaping a Digital and Cultural Change in Chemistry


More and more digital research data are generated. So, new concepts are essential: In which data formats can data be stored in the long term? How and where can data be stored? Which information of the experiment / the simulation should be noted in the metadata? How can these data be made accessible for group members and other researchers? How can these data made findable for researchers and KI algorithms?

In order to implement the FAIR data principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable), the DFG funds a national research data management infrastructure with members of university and non-university research, infrastructure facilities, learned societies as well as publishing houses and industry. This long-term project is supported with up to 85 million euros per year from 2020 for a period of ten years.

In chemistry, the national infrastructure project NFDI4Chem sets out to tackle the challenges of research data management. NFDI4Chem is a consortium consisting of representatives from universities and non-university research institutions, infrastructure facilities and the German Chemical Society, the Bunsen Society and the German Pharmaceutical Society. The focus of the NFDI4Chem consortium is on the molecule itself, its properties and reactions.

The project starts on 1st of October and is funded with 17 Mio. € for 5 years.

For further information please refer to the guest editorial NFDI4Chem: Shaping
a Digital and Cultural Change in Chemistry
in the Angewandte Chemie International Edition, the NFDI4Chem info poster or the NFDI4Chem webpage.