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May 17, 2024

“FAIR Data Principles in Physial Sciences in NFDI” on April 26th

On April 26th, the FAIR Data Principles in Physical Sciences in NFDI workshop went into its second round. Making research data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) is a common challenge in all disciplines of science. The workshop aimed to explore possible common solutions at the hand of practical use cases from the participating consortia. […]

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February 16, 2024

Ontologies4Cat: investigating the landscape of ontologies for catalysis research data management

In the age of scientific digitization, ensuring data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) is crucial for machine-processable data. Ontologies play a vital role in achieving data FAIRness by representing knowledge in a machine-understandable format. Catalysis research data is often complex and diverse, requiring a broad collection of ontologies. While existing ontology portals aid […]

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February 14, 2024

Voc4Cat – A SKOS vocabulary for Catalysis

A vocabulary for all areas of catalysis initiated in NFDI4Cat. Starting with photocatalysis we add more and more terms from other areas of catalysis and related disciplines like chemical enineering or material science. With the help of Susanne Arndt from the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library, we have succeeded in publishing […]

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February 7, 2024

Opening up catalysis research with automation

In the field of catalysis research, microkinetic modelling is an important tool for understanding surface kinetics and developing efficient catalysts. However, its development traditionally requires expertise, resources and time. To overcome this challenge, automation is becoming a transformative force. Recent advances in digital tools and software are streamlining the process and accelerating model development and […]

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February 5, 2024

Advancing Research Data Management: Special Issue on Data Science and AI

In the rapidly evolving landscape of Information Technology, the fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data-Driven Research Data Management (RDM) has emerged as a pivotal force in reshaping how research data is handled. To explore the latest developments in this dynamic field, a special issue is set to be published in ITIT (Information Technology: Methods […]

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Interim Report

General Information: Catalysis-related sciences play a pivotal role in efficient production across various industries. The NFDI4Cat consortium is dedicated to establishing a robust research data infrastructure for catalysis-related sciences, bridging molecular studies to large-scale production reactors. Emphasis is on engineering sciences, aligning with DFG subject classification. NFDI4Cat’s Commitments Include: Standardized processes and support services Development […]

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January 17, 2024

Unlocking the Future of Research Data Management with LARAsuite

Welcome to the forefront of innovation in research data management – introducing the LARAsuite, your portal to automated semantic (meta-) data enrichment and streamlined laboratory processes! The LARAsuite stands as a comprehensive and openly accessible ensemble, encompassing applications, libraries, databases, and tools meticulously crafted for planning, managing, creating, monitoring, and evaluating both manual and automated […]

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January 11, 2024

WSS Research Centre for a Circular Economy in Chemistry

The Werner Siemens Foundation (WSS) has announced a long-term “project of the century” in which a research centre for the development of catalytically driven production processes for a multidimensional circular economy in the chemical industry is to be established. A total of 123 ideas were submitted for the project by researchers from Germany, Austria and […]

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December 15, 2023

Innovations Shine at Flash Pitch Forum of ADCR 23

The ADCR 23, held on 2nd and 3rd November 2023, showcased a dynamic and innovative atmosphere with the introduction of the Flash Pitch Forum. This forum is a vibrant platform designed for participants to succinctly showcase their innovative tools and services in a 10-minute pitch, emphasizing interdisciplinary applications and potential impacts on Research Data Management […]

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December 11, 2023

Successful Poster Session as the Highlight of ADCR 23

The Annual Meeting of the NFDI4Cat (ADCR 23) was accompanied on 2nd and 3rd Nov with a dynamic and engaging poster session, bringing together researchers and experts from across our catalysis community.    Event Overview: The poster session, a pivotal part of the annual gathering, showcased a diverse array of research projects, methodologies, and breakthroughs […]

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