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In its Guidelines for Consortia – National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) gives the following information about participants:
“To complement the consortium’s subject-specific or information infrastructure expertise, additional participants may be integrated in the consortium. These may be natural persons and non-profit legal entities. Participants interact and contribute to the consortium and its work programme on a sustained basis. The consortium can request funds for the involvement of participants.“
Specifically, here are the responsibilities participants could take on within the NFDI4Microbiota consortium: