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Research Data


Based on the administrative agreement reached by the federal and state governments on November 26, 2018, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Joint Science Conference (GWK) are collaborating on the establishment and funding of a National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI, “Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur”). Several institutions of the Martin-Luther-University and also individual staff members are actively involved in this process. They participate either as co-applicants, participants or supporters in individual subject-oriented consortia and contribute their expertise to the processes surrounding the management of research data.

NFDI at the MLU

In order to give a structure to the NFDI as a whole, the NFDI e.V. association was established in 2020 with the MartinLutherUniversity being a member since April 2021. The Martin-Luther-University has also appointed a spokesperson for the association, Dr. Volker Adam from the ULB Saxony-Anhalt, who acts as a link between the newly constituted association and the institutions and individuals at MLU involved in the NDFI processes.

Currently, the MLU is participating in the following consortia:

FID Middle EastTask Area 5: Overarching technical and legal Activities/Participant

Fr. Anke Berghaus-Sprengel

Oriental studies
Institute for Music, Media- and Speech Sciences (Institut für Musik, Medien- und Sprechwissenschaft (IMMS))Task Area 7: Governance/ParticipantProf. Dr. Wolfgang HirschmannMusic
Leibniz Institute of Plant BiochemistryParticipantProf. Dr. Ludger WessjohannBioorganic

Faculty of Medicine

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

ParticipantProf. Dr. Rafael MikolajczykMedicine


ULB, FID Middle EastSupporter: Department EditionsMs. Anke Berghaus-SprengelOriental Studies



Centre for Historical Data Saxony-Anhalt (Historisches Datenzentrum Sachsen-Anhalt)ParticipantDr. Katrin MoellerHistory / Economic Sciences


Institute of PhysicsProactive MemberProf. Dr. Ralf B. WehrspohnMaterials Science

We would be happy to hear from staff members and or institutions at the MLU who may be participating in additional initiatives. Please inform us about them via: