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At a glance

OrganisationAdvisory council to the federal government
Members8 elected representatives from the empirical social, behavioural and economic sciences and 8 representatives from data production
Term of office3 years
Founded2004
Standing Committee Research Data InfrastructureRepresentatives of the 31 research data centres, accredited according to the German Data Forum’s guidelines
FundingFunded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Tasks
  • Strategic development of the research data infrastructure
  • Representing the interests of data producers and data users
  • Advising legislators and science institutions
  • Accreditation and evaluation of research data centres
  • Connecting research data infrastructures on a European and international level
  • Organising communication events, academic symposiums and the triennial Conference for Social and Economic Data (KSWD)

The German Data Forum’s Workflow