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Committee for Data Access (FDI Committee)

The Committee for Data Access supports the work of the RatSWD with its expertise in the practical implementation and provision of research data infrastructures.

The FDI Committee supports the German Data Forum’s activities with its expertise in 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 as recommendations. 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, and economic sciences.

Group picture of the members of the FDI Committee
FDI Committee
Diagram showing the cooperation between the FDI Committee and the RatSWD
Fig. The cooperation between the FDI Committee and the RatSWD

Permanent tasks of the FDI Committee

The committee’s main task is the safeguarding and continuous improvement of the research data infrastructure, which includes advancing quality and quantity of available data and facilitating data access for researchers.

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Members of the Committee for Data Access

The Committee for Data Access is composed of representatives of the RDC accredited by the RatSWD and the two chairs of the RatSWD.

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Development of the Research Data Infrastructure (RDC)

The Committee for Data Access was established in 2009 to promote productive dialogue between the RDCs.

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