Area D: Digital Infrastructure

Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Wolfgang E. Nagel
Felix Dietrich
Markus Scheidgen
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Area Leader
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel
Deputy Area Leader
Dr. Felix Dietrich
Area Coordinator
Dr. Markus Scheidgen
Infrastructure Coordinator

Goals of Area D

Different scientific methods require vastly different approaches to data handling. A comprehensive materials data infrastructure needs to be able to integrate large amounts of very heterogeneous data from a variety of sources. As well as the 4Vs of big data (volume, variety, velocity and veracity), the challenges of long-term availability and data security need to be addressed.

FAIRmat Area D lays the foundation of a federated research data infrastructure for the wider condensed-matter and chemical-physics community. The main goals of Area D are:  

  • Enable individual scientists and research institutes to manage data following common principles, with compatible technologies and a shared interface.
  • Create a data exploration and sharing platform following FAIR principles.

News from Area D

Tasks in Area D

D1: Metadata, Ontologies, and Workflows
R. Ritz, L. Ghiringhelli

D2: Processing, Storage, and Compute Concept
W. Nagel, H.-J. Bungartz, H. Lederer, G. Sutmann

D3: Central Metadata Repository and Portal
M. Scheidgen, C. Draxl

D4: Connectivity
H.-J. Bungartz, S. Wesner

D5: Configurable Experiment Control System
H. Weber, M. Krieger, H. Junkes