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German Information Infrastucture for Research Program

Earlier this week I was fortunate to be able to attend a briefing on a series of awards that the German DFG has made to support information Infrastructure for Research. These are discipline-specific and span the sciences, the social sciences, engineering and the humanities, since the DFG funding scope covers all of these disciplines. This is a very impressive program and I think it will be of interest to many CNI-announce readers, both as an example of a national approach to the challenges of data intensive scholarship, but also as a possible source of future collaborations. The announcement, which links to a number of other documents, can be found at

http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/announcements_proposals/info_wissenschaft_11_18/index.html

I am hoping that we may be able to have a session exploring some of these activities at the fall CNI member meeting.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Last updated:  Thursday, June 23rd, 2011