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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.

Permanent tasks

  • continuously improving the availability of information on nationally and internationally available data,
  • facilitating access to research data,
  • advancing methods of data production, data documentation, and data storage,
  • further developing the research data infrastructure,
  • developing a joint communication concept for RDCs,
  • exchanging information and knowledge with accredited RDCs, for example, on best practice solutions,
  • running a monitoring commission, which evaluates the annual reports from RatSWD accredited RDCs and processes complaints from data users,
  • publishing annual activities report on RatSWD-accredited RDCs,
  • reviewing accreditation applications of new RDCs and issuing recommendations for the German Data Forum (RatSWD),
  • intensifying international networking between German RDCs and their European-level and international partners.