Information Infrastructure Project

Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah

Digital research data, its organisation, reusability and archiving are becoming increasingly important in planning and publication of research projects in all scientific disciplines. Various national and international initiatives have been founded at various levels and organisations to address such an important aspect of researches.
Information Infrastructure Project is an example of those kinds of initiatives in civil engineering. It is aimed to serve and support all information and data infrastructure aspects of the TRR 277 AMC. The Transregio (TRR 277) is a multidisciplinary research institution funded by German Research Foundation (DFG).

Information Infrastructure project serves and supports all information and data infrastructure aspects of TRR 277 in close cooperation with Leibniz-Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and University Library at Technical University of Munich and University Library Braunschweig.
One aspect of this project comprises services facilitation, fostering internal collaboration and construction of a virtual common research environment (a.k.a. VRE) to support the research projects in handling, storing and sharing data, and collaborative document handling. This includes backup and archive services for the long-term storage of research data. Work on this aspect is being conducted in cooperation with Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) and in close consultation with Gauß-IT Center of TU Braunschweig.
Second aspect of this project, which is of central importance, is an efficient and long-term usability of research data generated, support participants in research data management, and the demand-oriented targeted transfer of research data to both university libraries as well as an intensive exchange with initiatives e.g. NFDI. In addition to conception of a research data management plan, training and qualification programs for the fundamentals of reproducible research and data management will be conceived and implemented in close cooperation with both university libraries.

Virtual Common Research Environment (VRE) and Research Data Management & Publication Platform
Virtual Common Research Environment (VRE) and Research Data Management & Publication Platform