Business, Economic and Related Data at NFDI: The BERD@NFDI Consortium

BERD@NFDI is a consortium of high-ranking, internationally acknowledged partners from Business Studies, Economics and related fields, integrating expertise from both research and infrastructure. This open and growing network aims to contribute to the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).

BERD@NFDI aims to develop and disseminate transparent, open and innovative standards and tools to manage unstructured (“big”) data and to combine and connect them with structured data in economics, business and related research fields. This involves infrastructures and methods

  • to search, to index as well as to analyze unstructured data,
  • to integrate various sources of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
  • to share structured, semi-structured and unstructured data
  • to homogenize unstructured data and
  • to validate the accuracy, consistency and completeness of the data.

In order to use the full potential of data-based research, the necessary skills and methods must be disseminated among the community. BERD@NFDI will offer trainings and consulting for researchers, spreading knowledge about methods, legal frameworks and technical tools necessary for state-of-the-art-Data Science.