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Request to become a NFDI4Microbiota participant

Institutions that wish to become participants can send their request (see form below) to Requests will be evaluated as soon as possible. The NFDI4Microbiota consortium will submit its proposal on September 30, 2020.

In December 2019, institutions that wished to become NFDI4Microbiota co-applicants sent their request. In January 2020, co-applicants were selected. Co-applicants are limited in number, and they are asked for a strong commitment.

The roles of participants

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:

  • Suggesting measures
  • Designing standards
  • Providing data and software
  • Using and promoting NFDI4Microbiota output within their local research community
  • Joining the User Council and/or the Scientific Advisory Board
  • Writing Use Cases
  • Giving general feedback

NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshops

Third NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop (2020-06-22, online)

The third NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop will take place on June 22, 2020 online (registration).

Second NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop (2020-03-11, Leipzig)

The second NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop took place on March 11, 2020 in Leipzig (DGHM VAAM 2020 programme).

First NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop (2019-11-21, Cologne)

The first NFDI4Microbiota Community Workshop took place on November 21, 2019 in Cologne (archives of