The FDI Committee coordinates cooperation among research data centres with the long-term aim of safeguarding and continuously improving the availability of research data in the social, behavioural, educational and economic sciences. It enables important reconciliation among each other, promotes the exchange of experience and knowledge, and conducts strategy development.
The FDI Committee is part of KonsortSWD and supports the German Data Forum’s activities with its expertise on the implementation and provision of research data infrastructures. As the operative component to the German Data Forum’s strategic focus, it submits its decisions to the German Data Forum (RatSWD) in the form of recommendations.
In addition to the work in the FDI Committee, individual RDCs develop services for research data centres and researchers as part of KonsortSWD.