Today, we officially begin our funded activities to fulfill the task of supporting the microbiological research community in Germany. To achieve this, we will create data hubs, provide tools for data analysis, develop standards for data and metadata, and set up a comprehensive training program over the next five years. NFDI4Microbiota is part of the DFG-funded National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). Therefore, networking with other subject-specific NFDI consortia is planed with the aim to create common solutions and establish standards.
NFDI4Microbiota consists of ten partner institutions and more than 50 participating institutions. Our consortium is represented by the dual leadership of Prof. Dr. Alice McHardy (HZI) and Prof. Dr. Konrad Förstner (ZB MED).
We are looking forward to this exciting project and the interactions with the microbiological research community.