September 9: Online Debate on New Perspectives in Cooperative Science

Does the archiving and provision of data lead to cooperative science and a growth in knowledge? Experts will discuss this topic during an online debate at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The event host is the U Bremen Research Alliance.

The U Bremen Research Alliance is inviting persons to take part in the event via Zoom. After Tom Cordßen, State Secretary for the Senator for Science and Ports, and the chairperson of the U Bremen Research Alliance and President of the University of Bremen, Professor Bernd Scholz-Reiter, have welcomed everyone, experts from the science sector, (former) members of the German Council for Scientific Infrastructures (RfII), and NFDI representatives will discuss the topic. Questions and discussion contributions can be put forward by means of a chat system and will be passed on by the host and scientific journalist Jan-Martin Wiarda (DIE ZEIT). The event will take place in German.

The following persons are on the panel:

•    Sabine Brünger-Weilandt; Chairwoman of the German Council for Scientific Infrastructures (RfII) (2014 – 2016); Director and Managing Director of FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

•    Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter, NFDI Director, Professor of Web Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

•    Prof. Dr. Iris Pigeot; Co-Spokesperson for NFDI4Health; Professor of Statistics at the University of Bremen; Director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS); Vice Chairperson of the U Bremen Research Alliance

•    Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner; Chairperson of NFDI4BioDiversity; member of the German Council for Scientific Infrastructures (RfII) (2014 – 2018); Professor of Earth Systems Data Science at the University of Bremen; Head of Data at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Head of PANGAEA – Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science

•    Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler; Spokespersons for the Data Science Center, University of Bremen; Professor of Computer Architecture at the University of Bremen, Director of the German research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Registration is required and is possible via . Registered persons will receive an access code a few days prior to the event via email. A great deal of interest has already been shown: Over 300 people have already registered.

About the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

The aim of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is to systematically manage scientific and research data, provide long-term data storage and accessibility, and network the data internationally. The network consists of specialized interconnected points¬ - the individual consortiums. Coordination of the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium is managed by MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen. However, there is more than “only” the diversity of species behind biodiversity. Biodiversity also includes genetic diversity, functional diversity, and the interactions and diversity of entire ecosystems. Together with the three also successful consortia that have involvement from Bremen in health, engineering, and social sciences, Bremen is on the path to becoming a national and international competence center in the field of research data management.

About the U Bremen Research Alliance

The University of Bremen and eleven institutes from non-university research, which are financed by the Bund and Länder and have offices in the State of Bremen, cooperate within the U Bremen Research Alliance. Over 6,000 people work in alliance institutes. Alongside the university research institutes, the alliance is comprised of the four large German science societies (Fraunhofer Society, Max Planck Society, Leibniz Association, and Helmholtz Association), as well as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.

Further Information:  (in German only)


Derk H. Schönfeld
Managing Director
U Bremen Research Alliance e.V.
Phone: +49 421-218 60019
Email: derk.schoenfeldprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

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