GeRDI will provide generic, sustainable and open software connecting research data repositories to enable multidisciplinary and FAIR research data management. This software will be based on common standards and be developed in close collaboration with various research communities to ensure a best match to the requirements of different disciplines. GeRDI will promote a wide usage of its software and thus contribute to establishing an active GeRDI community which will continue to flourish beyond the life span of the project. All project results, in particular software, training support and business model, will form a German contribution to the European Open Science Cloud.

Project Description

The GeRDI project deals with the development of a Generic Research Data Infrastructure (GeRDI). The aim is to enable all scientists in Germany, especially those who hold only small amounts of data, to store, share and re-use research data across disciplines.

About GeRDI Prototype - Software and Services, Mulitdisciplinary, Entire Data Life Cycle Longtail

Three pilot data centers supporting the management of research data will be linked up with each other so that research data can be used across disciplinary boundaries, enabling new opportunities for multi-disciplinary research.

GeRDI Diagram of Project Structure and Work Packages

The developed solution can serve as a model for a future German Research Data Infrastructure. In particular, GeRDI will be able to support universities and research institutes in providing research data, in linking up their existing data stores and in establishing new research data stores.

GeRDI pursues the idea of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), supplementing current efforts to implement infrastructures for research data management and taking them a step further.

The project started in November 2016 and runs three years. It is funded by the DFG with about 3 Mio euros. Find the GeRDI Project Proposal (in German) here.

Our Project Meetings

9. GeRDI Project Meeting
June 11 – 22, 2019 at the ZBW in Hamburg

2. Community Workshop
May 16, 2019 in Berlin

8. GeRDI Project Meeting
February 26 – 27, 2019 at LRZ in Garching/Munich

2. Advisory Board Meeting
November 30, 2018 in Berlin

1. Community Workshop
October 12, 2018 in Berlin

7. GeRDI Project Meeting
September 6 – 7, 2018 at the TU Dresden

6. GeRDI Project Meeting – GeRDI Release 0.3 – Core Services
May 29 – 30, 2018 at the ZBW / CAU Kiel

GeRDI Project Team met at the LRZ in Garching/Munich.

5. GeRDI Project Meeting: GeRDI Release 0.2 – Solid Technical Basis and First Core Services
January 24  – 25, 2018 at LRZ in Garching/Munich

1. Advisory Board Meeting
November 28, 2017 at DFn in Berlin

4. GeRDI Project Meeting: GeRDI Meta Data Schema and Services
October 11 – 13, 2017 at ZBW in Hamburg

3. GeRDI Project Meeting: First Use Cases ans Microservice Architecture
May 04 – 05, 2017 at the TU Dresden

2. GeRDI Project Meeting: Requirements Identification and Architecture Discussion
January 23 – 24, 2017 at DFN in Berlin

Kick Off Meeting
December 5 – 6, 2016 | Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn