BERD@NFDI: NFDI for Business, Economic and Related Data

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).

As a structural contribution to NFDI, BERD@NFDI aims to develop and disseminate transparent and open standards of data management and analytics for structured as well as unstructured data and combinations of both. This involves innovative standards for infrastructures, protocols, and metadata. The consortium intends to drive innovation and open scientific progress by building a community of researchers that actively contributes to the infrastructure incentivized by access to BERD@NFDI’s data management and analytics services. Connecting a research community with analytics and data management services enables achieving the following 10 objectives:

  • to search, to index as well as to process unstructured data,
  • to integrate various sources of structured and unstructured data,
  • to share structured and unstructured data,
  • to homogenize unstructured data,
  • to validate the accuracy, consistency, and completeness of the data,
  • to manage access to data and regulate data ownership,
  • to provide services that help with the replication and extension of research by establishing standards of transparency and documentation that are easy to implement or automatized,
  • to facilitate learning which algorithms and implementations are appropriate for individual research problems and types of data sets,
  • to make research-based on large data sets more accessible to a wider audience of re-searchers,
  • to build an infrastructure that is highly adaptable to a highly dynamic data environment.

BERD@NFDI aims to build such an infrastructure that is prepared for the increasing needs of researchers to access research data along with the methods with which it is processed and analyzed.