Area D: Digital Infrastructure
Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz
Area Leader
Wolfgang E. Nagel
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel
Deputy Area Leader
Felix Dietrich
Dr. Felix Dietrich
Area Coordinator
Markus Scheidgen
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.
Diagram showing FAIRmat Areas, Area D highlighted.


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, E. Laure, 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