KonsortSWD at LIfBi




In order to provide user-friendly data infrastructures and related services to a broad scientific community, KonsortSWD draws on existing expertise in data management and the provision of datasets for research purposes. In particular, it builds on the network of research data centers (RDCs) accredited by the German Data Forum (RatSWD). These constitute the Committee for Data Access (FDI Committee), whose coordination is located at LIfBi in Task Area 2 of the KonsortSWD project. The individual subprojects of Task Area 2 and the FDI Committee are closely linked and jointly shape the further development of the research data infrastructure in the social, behavioral, educational, and economic sciences. Within the NFDI, the FDI Committee is leading the way as an established body for enforcing FAIR principles.


The subprojects of Task Area 2 are united by the goal of developing infrastructures and services for efficient data access and offering them to the research community. Activities relate to efforts to simplify and standardize access to (sensitive) data repositories, to systematically open up and make available additional data repositories and new data types, and to improve support services by the RDCs for data users.



The subproject "Coordination" of Task Area 2 is mainly responsible for the coordination and communication between the individual subprojects (Measures 1 to 6) and the other Task Areas of KonsortSWD. At the same time, LIfBi takes over the coordination of the FDI Committee, which was previously located at the office of the RatSWD at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).


Academic Conference on the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Research Data Centers in Germany.

Since the establishment of the RDC of the Federal Statistical Office, the model of research data centers can look back on a successful development over the past 20 years. Meanwhile, 40 research data centers accredited by the RatSWD are working together to improve the supply of scientifically reusable data as well as to simplify access to corresponding data sets.


In the context of a panel discussion held as a hybrid event with contributions from experts from science and politics, we would like to take a look at the future of the research data infrastructure in the social and economic sciences and shed light on the role of the research data centers.


The local organizing team Dr. Daniel Fuß, Prof. Dr. Christian Aßmann, Friederike Schlücker and Julia Malamou cordially invites you!


Online Conference | Livestream from Bamberg
September 30, 2021, 5:45-8:00 p.m.


Please find more information here (in German)



Prof. Dr. Christian Aßmann and Dr. Daniel Fuß


Project team

Prof. Dr. Christian Aßmann (lead and co-Spokesperson of Task Area 2), Dr. Daniel Fuß (Chairman of the FDI Committee), Friederike Schlücker und Clara Wolf (project coordinator)



The following institutions are leading the Measures within Task Area 2 of KonsortSWD: DZHW (Measure 1), SOEP am DIW (Measure 2), Qualiservice (Measure 3), GESIS und ZPID (Measure 4) and LIfBi (Measure 5, 6).


Project duration

01.10.2020 - 30.09.2025