The Ambassador program

The Ambassador Program

Did you ever try to re-use data and run into problems? Or would you like to share your data but you don`t know how? Do you want to connect with researchers in your field? NFDI4Microbiota aims to help you with those problems!

The mission of the NFDI4Microbiota consortium is to serve as the central hub in Germany, providing essential support to the microbiology community by facilitating access to data, analysis services, data/meta-data standards, and training. To fulfill this mission, we are running the NFDI4Microbiota Ambassador Program, dedicated to connecting and training (early career) researchers within the microbiology community.

As part of our commitment, we aim to assist young scientists in expanding their research networks and disseminating knowledge on data handling, metadata standards, standardized bioinformatic workflows and further related topics. Join us in our ambassador program for networking and spreading FAIR principles and openness in microbiome research!

Who are we looking for?

We are in search of potential Ambassadors who:

What is in it for you?

Enrolling in the NFDI4Microbiota Ambassador Program offers numerous advantages:

  1. Learning New Tools: Participate in our training events and workshops to acquire proficiency in new tools and workflows. This will help you to conduct your research more efficiently follow best practices regarding research data management
  1. Building New Networks: Engage in various networking events frequent virtual Ambassador meetings and in-person meet-ups to connect with peers and expand your professional network.

  2. Support you local research community: We can support you with NFDI4Microbiota material to run your local workshops

  3. Staying Informed: Stay on top of current news and events in NFDI4Microbiota through our newsletters

  4. Job Opportunities: Receive notifications on open positions within the consortium, ensuring you stay updated on available opportunities.

  5. Shaping Community Work: Play a pivotal role in influencing and shaping the community’s work by contributing to knowledge generation and actively participating in our knowledge base.

What will Ambassadors do?

You will be an important link between the NFDI4Microbiota consortium and the community

Help us spread our mission into the microbiology community by

Program Timeline

Dates in 2024 Event
January 29 Introduction to Ambassador Program and NFDI4Microbiota
March 25 “NFDI4Microbiota Standards & policies”
by Sarah Schulz (EMBL)
May 27 “Introduction into The Carpentries”
by Rabea Müller (ZB-MED)
July 29 “ARUNA Object Storage”
by Frank Förster (Justus Liebig Universität Gießen)
September 30 NFDI4Microbiota Session III
November 25 “NFDI4Microbiota Knowledge Base”
by Kassian Kobert (Universität Bielefeld)

In each meeting, we will invite a speaker to talk about their academic journey as well as NFDI4Microbiota- related topics such as (meta)data management, services and Use Cases. Additionally, we will provide you with the opportunity to network and and get to know each other.

How can I join the Ambassador Program?

You can register for the NFDI4Microbiota ambassador program here

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us via our Contact form

Contacts for Ambassador Program:
Barbara Götz, project manager of NFDI4Microbiota

Mattea Müller, project manager of NFDI4Microbiota

Cordula Hege, project manager of NFDI4Microbiota