About BERD

BERD@NFDI is a research data infrastructure dedicated to transforming the way Business, Economic, and Related Data are managed.

With a special focus on unstructured data, such as images, videos, audio, and text files, we provide a comprehensive suite of services and tools. These tools facilitate the searching, collecting, indexing, processing, analyzing, and preserving both data and algorithms, simplifying your data management needs throughout the entire research process.

Our approach aligns with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles, ensuring that your data is not only efficiently managed but also conforms to the highest standard of data integrity and accessibility. 

In furtherance of our commitment to improving research practices, we are actively working to consolidate our services into a robust, unified platform set to launch by March 2024.

Tools and Services

Knowledge Graphs

We develop Knowledge Graph infrastructure for German company data distributed over many providers, registers, and periods. Many valuable datasets are still confined to analogue books. We use a variety of algorithms to OCR, structure, and semantify the unstructured data and to create knowledge graphs.

interactive Virtual Assistant

iVA is an online tool that simplifies understanding data protection regulations and legal data usage options. It offers tailored guidance through a decision tree with practical, directly applicable information.

Algorithms for Data Science

This open dictionary compiles text and image algorithms and is specifically designed for social science research. Users can utilize the tool to discover suitable algorithms for their data or contribute by sharing their own algorithms.

BERD Academy

Our BERD Academy provides a wide selection of courses, workshops, and educational content encompassing various aspects of data science and data management.