The aim of the national research data infrastructure (NFDI) is to systematically manage scientific and research data, provide long-term data storage, backup and accessibility, and network the data both nationally and internationally. The NFDI will bring multiple stakeholders together in a coordinated network of consortia tasked with providing science-driven data services to research communities.
A total of 22 applications for NFDI consortia were received as part of the call for proposals on 15 October 2019. A total of 142 different institutions were involved in the applications. Further calls are planned for 2020 and 2021.