DataPLANT: Ongoing exchange with the NFDI and other consortia


DataPLANT plans to cooperate tightly with the NFDI4BIOIMAGE initiative on imaging data handling. This consortium will apply to the 3rd Call for the NFDI in September. Their central objective is to serve the research community with respect to its research data management (RDM) needs in bioimaging, including microscopy, biophotonics and bioimage informatics. To help them assessing the current situation of RDM in bioimaging, they ask for participation in their anonymous NFDI4BIOIMAGE Community Survey. They welcome contributions from all fields of research at all career levels including research support areas. After evaluation they plan to share the survey results openly with the public.


An other NFDI consortium organizes a virtual workshop on "RDM in Biophysics" on 24th July from 9:00 to 16:00. The workshop will be held as a video conference. Further information as well as workshop registration can be found on their website. Besides the already confirmed speakers, they welcome additional contributions that address RDM in the field and that trigger discussions. The meeting is a satellite meeting to the 13th EBSA Conference this July in Vienna, an important meeting for European and worldwide biophysical researchers.


You want to know more about cross-cutting topics of the NFDI-consortia? Probably the following texts will help you find what you seek:

NFDI Cross-Cutting Topics Workshop Report

Berlin Declaration on NFDI Cross-Cutting Topics


GCC2021 Registration & Programme

DataPLANT is deeply involved with Galaxy as a workflow system and thus would like to advertise the upcoming Galaxy Community Conference. The early registration deadline for the 2021 event has been moved back to June 8. This gives you more time to take advantage of the 50% discount off full registration prices, so make sure you sign up now so you don't miss out.

The draft programme and the speakers are now also available online. Please bear in mind that the times are set for the Europe/Middle East/Africa - Asia/Pacific window, and that the same schedule will run 9 hours later for the Americas. The availability of the speakers for the Q&A session will depend on the time zone in which they are located. Posters and demo abstracts can still be submitted until the 14th of June. For any questions please contact our local liaison Beatriz.

You are interested in further possibilities of using Galaxy in plant science. Find more info using the following link:



Participation in the upcoming 3rd NFDI conference on 8th July

DataPLANT will participate in the 3rd NFDI conference, held virtually on the 8th July. The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is being established as a cooperative network of consortia over a three-year period (2019-2021) in three stages. DataPLANT was already successful in the first round. As part of the third round of calls, the third NFDI conference will be held in a virtual format on July 8, 2021.

This conference has three objectives:

  1. The consortia funded or proposed for funding and the planned consortia will be able to exchange information with each other, focusing primarily on the planned consortia.
  2. The DFG would like to inform the representatives of planned consortia about the status of the NFDI and the key points for the submission of proposals in the third and, for the time being, final round.
  3. The NFDI Directorate and in particular its director, Professor Dr. York Sure-Vetter, will also be represented to present the further activities of the NFDI Association, which has been founded in the meantime.

Due to the important networking aspect, DataPLANT will participate as a funded consortium to play a role in providing collegial advice to the new applicants as well as in discussing cross-consortium issues.

Interested in learning more about the NFDI? Find more information using the following Link:

 NFDI .de