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Projects

The Serviceteam provides tools and services for science and teaching at KIT. Presently, these are developed on a project basis, however, we aim for a sustainable provision of the activities and services.
Projects funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg

bwDataArchive - Long-Term Archival Storage of Research Data

As part of the bwDataArchive project, the SCC and its project partner HLRS are expanding their technical infrastructure as an archive for long-term archiving of research and library data for Baden-Württemberg.

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01.01.2014 - 31.12.2016
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
High Performance Computing Center, University of Stuttgart (HLRS)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT (SCC)

 

bwDataDiss - Data Portal for Dissertations

In the project bwDataDiss an infrastructure to descrie, store and link research data and electronic dissertations was developed. The service was integrated into KITopen.

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01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
Library University of Freiburg
IT Services University of Freiburg
Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT (SCC)
KIT Library
Associated Partner: Center of Digital Tradition (CODIGT))

 

bwDIM - bwDataInMotion

The project bwDataInMotion (bwDIM) supports scientific staff of universities in Baden-Württemberg in their scientific data management. Its goal is to simplify data flows between different services and storage systems.

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01.2016 - 02.2019
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT (SCC)
KIT Library
FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

 

bwFDM-Communities - Research Data Management Baden-Württemberg

bwFDM-Communities (German only) was the initial project for research data management in Baden-Württemberg, analyzing the requirements of researchers when handling data. The project has published a final report (German only) as well as the processed data (German only).

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01.01.2014 - 30.06.2015
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
University of Freiburg
University of Heidelberg
University of Hohenheim
University of Konstanz
University of Mannheim
University of Stuttgart
University of Tübingen
University of Ulm

 

bwFDM-Info - Knowledge transfer for Research Data Management

Research Data Management (RDM) (in German only) supports scientists in the processing and sustainable storage of all types of scientific data. Based on the requirements identified in the project bwFDM-Communities, bwFDM-Info (in German only) provides researchers with information on a wide variety of issues related to the handling of research data.

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11.2015 - 04.2017
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
University of Heidelberg
University of Hohenheim
University of Konstanz
University of Tübingen

 

MoMaF - Science Data Center for Molecular Materials Research

MoMaF is one of the four Science Data Centers funded by the MWK's Digitization Strategy digital∂bw. The goal of MoMaF is the development of a comprehensive virtual research environment (VRE) for the research areas molecular chemistry, macromolecular chemistry / surface chemistry and virtual material development. The VRE supports scientists in the entire research process, from data collection and analysis in electronic laboratory journals (ELN - Electronic Lab Notebook) to archiving and publication in repositories. The subject-specific ELNs and the corresponding interoperable repositories ensure efficient and sustainable handling of research data by implementing the FAIR Open Data Principles.

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06.2019 - 05.2023
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
Institute of Organic Chemistry, KIT (IOC)
Institute for Applied Materials, KIT (IAM)
Steinbuch Centre for Computing, KIT (SCC)
KIT Library
Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, KIT (AIFB)
Institute for Digital Materials Science, HsKA
Information Center, HsKA
Intellectual property rights in distributed information infrastructures, FIZ Karlsruhe

 

EDEL - Development of a decentralized electronic laboratory journal with repository connection

In this DFG project, the development of two independent IT systems - electronic laboratory journal (ELN) and chemistry repository (Chemotion) will enable new ways of data collection, data management and the provision of received information. 
The new model combines data collection and documentation as well as publication and storage of data sets. Optimized IT structures are designed to prevent the loss of data as soon as they are raised in the laboratory.
For this, it is necessary to integrate the analytical devices into a web-based Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS) and to program an electronic planning and management platform for reactions and their results. Within the scope of this project, these IT structures will be developed and merged into an electronic (evidence-proof) laboratory journal (ELN - Electronic Lab Notebook).
Currently, the storage and indexing of data takes place after their publication in journals or patents. However, this should be possible directly after the creation of the data. To this ende, the existing repository Chemotion will be further developed accordingly.

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01.2016 - 12.2018
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Institute of Organic Chemistry, KIT
KIT-Library

 

Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health)

The aim of the Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health) is to attract, promote and train the best young talents at the interface between data science and health-related applications. HIDSS4Health offers a structured doctoral training program embedded in a highly interdisciplinary research environment, bringing together experts from the data and life sciences. The scientific curriculum is complemented by training measures that provide doctoral researchers with the key qualifications expected from future leaders in science and industry. Information paper (German only).

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01.02.2019 - 31.01.2025
Helmholtz Association
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
University of Heidelberg

 

MO|RE data - eResearch-Infrasgtructure for motor research data

Data on motor skill performance have been collected nationally and internationally for decades in a large number of projects, but the results seem to be inconsistent and sometimes contradictory. In addition, the collected data has been published only partially, whereas the remaining unpublished data is not accessible for interested research groups.
The goal of the DFG-funded project is to pool all available data on motor skill performance in an eResearch infrastructure and make it available to the general public. Furthermore, MO|RE data is intended to generate comprehensive standard data and to publish materials for sports motor skill tests. The focus is on data from the German motor skills Test 6-18 (German only) and other selected standardized tests with a high degree of dissemination. MO|RE data should be accessible free of charge for scientists as well as for practitioners (trainers, teachers, physicians), and the interested public. MO|RE data aims to create a web-based application whose research data can be exported and reused as citable and internationally proven data. This should provide incentives to share research data, as well as to continue doing research with citable data to improve the data and expand the data basis.

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05.2014 - 04.2016
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Institute ofSports and Sports Science, KIT (IfSS)
KIT Library
mb-mediasports
(Associated Partner:Center of Digital Tradition (CODIGT))

 

RADAR - Research Data Repositorium

For reproducable and comprehensible scientific results research data has to be available long-term, ensuring that the data can be used for further research projects. Besides long-term preservation sustainable data management is a major challenge for universities and non-university research facilities. Suitable infrastructures are often lacking in fields where only small amounts of data are generated.
The project RADAR (German only) provides a service, which supports researchers and institutions with an infrastructure for archiving and publishing research data. In the long term, the service will be self-sustaining.

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09.2013 - 08.2016
German Research Foundation (DFG)
FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institute for Information Infrastructure
Technical Information Library Hannover (TIB)
Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munch (LMU Munich)
Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle (IPB)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

 

RDMO - Research Data Management Organiser

In the first project phase (November 2015 to April 2017) the Research Data Management Organiser (RDMO) was developed. The aim of RDMO was to provide researchers with a data management plan (DMP) tool that supports structured planning, implementation, and administration of research data management as well as the textual output of a DMP. RDMO is intended to support the requirements of the respective sponsor for the handling of research data, but also to go beyond the application process. With the help of the RDMO, the planning of research data management can be optimized in advance and the project can be accompanied during the course of the project. Target groups are researchers and all those involved in the project's research data management. The tool is multilingual and adaptable for various disciplines and institutes. The second project phase (November 2017 to April 2020) will focus on the following goals: Extension of the organizer (role concept, cost estimation, ingest process, interoperability), integration into the infrastructure (standardized installation, maintainability, expansion of the supported authentication and authorization systems), establishment in the community, and sustainability / continuity of the RDMO. Further information

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11.2015 - 06.2020
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Faculty of Information Sciences, University of Applied Sciences (FHP)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

 

re3data - Registry of Research Data Repositories

re3data aims to collect research data repositories from various scientific disciplines in a central, web-based search and verification system.
The target group consists mainly of scientists, infrastructure facilities and funding organisations. re3data pursues a comprehensive proof of research data repositories on the basis of a documented evaluation, as well as a structure and content analysis of the content, which takes into account the heterogeneity of the data stored in the repositories.
The research and verification system was designed and set up according to defined criteria that were iteratively adapted in the course of the project. This led to an in-depth examination of the quality requirements for research data repositories and to the compilation of a catalogue of criteria for the quality assurance. The project partners always oriented their activities to the current research discourse and were in active exchange with other actors and projects on a national and international level.
After the DFG's project funding came to an end, re3data was added to the DataCite portfolio as a service at the beginning of 2016. KIT is still partly responsible for the operation and further development of re3data.
The Oberly Award for Bibliography went to Frank Scholze and Michael Witt for their commitment to the fusion of re3data and the former Databib into a sustainable repository for research data.

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01.2012 - 12.2015
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI)
German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam (GFZ)
KIT Library

 

SuLMaSS - Sustainable Lifecycle Management for Scientific Software

SuLMaSS stands for "Sustainable Lifecycle Management for Scientific Software - Software Dissemination and Infrastructure Development Driven by a Cardiac Electrophysiology Simulator".
The impact of the project, which develops tools and services for the sustainable use of scientific software, will be three-fold:

  1. Providing high quality, user-friendly cardiac electrophysiology simulation software that meets a proven need of the scientific community.
  2. Delivering infrastructure components for testing, storing, referencing and versioning research software in all phases of its lifecycle. These components will be further developed, evaluated, and thoroughly tested in the project by acCELLerate.
  3. Documening and publishing the components of the software lifecycle management. In this way SuLMaSS will serve as an example for sustainable research software for a large group of users. Scientific software development in Germany and beyond will benefit from the provided infrastructure components.
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06.2018 – 05.2021
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Institute for Applied Materials (IAM), KIT
Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT), KIT
Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, Freiburg
KIT Library
Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), KIT

 

AARC - Authentication and Authorization for Research and Collaboration

The project AARC deals with the interoperability of already existing technical solutions in the area of authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) as well as with the development and operation of new components that can be used across AAIs. In addition to the technical aspects, AARC also deals with the harmonization and interoperability of policies and levels of assurance.

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05.2017 - 04.2019
European Commission
GEANT (Project Coordinator)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
further organisations

 

EUDAT 2020 - the collaborative Pan-European infrastructure

EUDAT - the collaborative Pan-European infrastructure providing research data services, training and consultancy
SCC is one of the major partners in the European H2020 project EUDAT. EUDAT’s objective is to build a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) as a pan-European solution to the challenge of data proliferation in Europe’s research communities. EUDAT will allow researchers to share their data within and between the communities. The expectation is that the services offered through the CDI will foster innovative, multidisciplinary research. EUDAT aims at providing a data management solution that will be affordable, trustworthy, robust, persistent and easy to use.

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03.2015 - 02.2018
European Commission
CSC - IT Center for Science, Finlnd (Project Coordinator)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
further organisations

 

Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences

Under the umbrella of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a consortium of international representatives of the earth and space science community develops standards to connect researchers, publishers, and research data repositories. A key aspect is a wiedespread implementation of the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). The aim of the project is to accelerate the acquisition of scientific knowledge and to improve the integrity, transparency, and reproducibility of data. In this context, DataCite is developing a subject-specific RepositoryFinder for scientific publications based on the re3data database.

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March 2018 - September 2018
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
DataCite
AGU et al.

 

INDIGO - DataCloud

The European cooperation project INDIGO („INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global explOitation”) is developing an open-source data and computing platform that meets the requirements of various scientific communities. The INDIGO-DataCloud should be usable for different hardware as well as for private, public, and hybrid e-infrastructures.
By closing existing gaps in PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service), the developers of INDIGO-Datacloud help resource providers, e-infrastructure providers, and scientists to master current challenges in cloud computing, storage, and networking. This is particularly important for future developments of WLCG and FedCloud.

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04.2015 - 09.2017
European Commission
National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy (Project Coordinator)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
further organisations

 

Newly launched EU Projects

The SCC is involved in the new EU projects EOSC-hub and DHDC, which develop and test cloud technologies for science in Europe.
Among other things, EOSC-hub wants to create easy access to high-quality digital services offered by pan-European partners in an open service catalogue.

In the Deep Hybrid Data Cloud (DHDC) project, ten partners from the successfully completed INDIGO DataCloud project have joined forces. Fifteen full-time employees will spend 30 months on cloud-based solutions that support complex, compute-intensive applications. The project budget is three million euros.

The SCC is involved in various tasks and work packages. A central task will be the management of the work package "Federation and collaborative services". The focus of this package is on the integration of federal IT services such as authentication services, service catalog services, monitoring and accounting tools and IT service management tools.
Project website: http://www.eosc-hub.eu/