Projects involving the FDZ

The FDZ supports projects in research data management.

Current Projects

  • BERD@NFDI (OCR, Knowledge Graphs, Training)

    In the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), the FDZ participates in BERD@NFDI, a NFDI consortium for unstructured data from business, economics and related disciplines. The FDZ performs tasks in the areas of:

    • Optical character/text recognition (extracting unstructured and structured data from digital images),
    • Knowledge graphs,
    • Legal issues in research data and
    • Research data management trainings.
  • MARCIE (Data Literacy Training)

    The FDZ supports the Mannheim Research Group in Culture, Research and Entrepreneurship (MARCIE) by creating a video tutorial on cultural data literacy.

  • TransforMA (OCR, Data Literacy)

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    The FDZ is involved in the TransforMA project 3 “technology”.

Completed Projects (selection)

  • Aktienführer Data Archive (OCR, structuring data)

    Between 2013 and 2019, the FDZ created the Aktienführer data archive as part of two DFG projects. For this purpose, all Aktienführer volumes from the Hoppenstedt publishing house were digitized, the text was extracted in a structured manner and made available via a web interface.


Dr. Irene Schumm

Dr. Irene Schumm

Head of the Research Data Center Department
University of Mannheim
University Library
Schloss Schneckenhof West – Room SW 285
68161 Mannheim