RfII | Rat für Informationsinfrastrukturen

The Council

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The German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures is active since November 2014. The 24 members work in an honorary capacity and were appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the Federal States and the Federal Government of Germany for a service period of four years. They represent a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines actors and institutions. The Council is chaired by Prof.  Dr. Otto Rienhoff (Göttingen) and Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring (Darmstadt).

Scientific Users

Lars Bernard

Lars Bernard
TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. Lars Bernard

TU Dresden Department of Geosciences
Profil

Friederike Fless

Friederike Fless
German Archaeological Institute

Prof. Dr. Dr. Friederike Fless

DAI - German Archaeological Institute and Freie Universität Berlin
President
Profil

Frank O. Gloeckner

Frank O. Glöckner
MPI Marine Mikrobiologie & Jacobs University Bremen

Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

Max Planck Institut for Marine Microbiology and Jacobs University Bremen
Head of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Group
Profil

Stefan Liebig

Stefan Liebig
Bielefeld University

Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig

Bielefeld University - Department of Sociology
Profil

W. Marquardt

Wolfgang Marquardt
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Profil

Otto Rienhoff

Otto Rienhoff
Council Chair

University of Göttingen Medical Informatics

Prof. Dr. Otto Rienhoff
Vorsitzender

University of Göttingen - Department of Medical Informatics
Department Head
Profil

Joachim Wambsganß

Joachim Wambsganß
Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH)

Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß

Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH)
Director
Profil

D. Wedlich

Doris Wedlich
KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Doris Wedlich

KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Division I – Biology, Chemistry and Process Engineering
Profil

Federal and State Governments

Hans-Josef Linkens

Hans-Josef Linkens
BMBF

Hans-Josef Linkens


Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Head of Department D3 - Digital Change in Science and Research
Profil

Stefan Luther

Stefan Luther
BMBF

Dr. Stefan Luther

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Head of Department 12 – Education and Research Policy Issues
Profil

Ruediger Eichel

Rüdiger Eichel
MWK Niedersachsen

Rüdiger Eichel

Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony
Head of Department 1 - Research and Innovation
Profil

Thomas Grünewald

Thomas Grünewald
MIWF Northrhine-Westphalia

Dr. Thomas Grünewald

Ministry of Education, Science and Research of Northrhine-Westphalia
State Secretary
Profil

Information facilities

Sabine Brünger-Weilandt

Sabine Brünger-Weilandt
FIZ Karlsruhe

Sabine Brünger-Weilandt

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute of Information Infrastructure
President & CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe
Profil

Thomas Bürgert

Thomas Bürger
Sächsische SLUB

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bürger

Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)
General Director
Profil

Petra Gehring

Petra Gehring
Deputy Chair

TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring
Deputy Chair

TU Darmstadt - Department of History and Social Sciences
Director
Profil

Gregor Hagedorn

Gregor Hagedorn
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Dr. Gregor Hagedorn

Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute of Evolution and Biodiversity Science
Head of Science Programme Digital World and Information Science
Profil

Michael Jäckel

Michael Jäckel
Trier University

Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel

Trier University - President
Profil

Margit Ksoll Marcon

Margit Ksoll-Marcon
The Archives of the Bavarian State

Dr. Margit Ksoll-Marcon

The Archives of the Bavarian State
General Director
Profil

Klaus Tochtermann

Klaus Tochtermann
ZBW Kiel

Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann

German National Library of Economics and Kiel University
Director
Profil

Ramin Yahyapour

Ramin Yahyapour
GWDG Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Ramin Yahyapour

GWDG - IT in science
Director
Profil


 

Panels and working groups

Working Group Sustainability (leader: Prof. Tochtermann)

The working group seeks to find solutions for a sustainable development of the infrastructure system. It will start out with a focus on research data. The hypothesis is that throughout the information infrastructure network there are new links to be established and redundancies to be reduced. The group will spotlight strategic, political, economic and legal dimensions of a sustainable development.

Working Group International Orientation (leader: Prof. Wedlich)

The working group will review international initiatives and compare national strategies. It analyses the international integration of information infrastructures as well as the chances and challenges that arise from it for German science. Furthermore, the working group seeks to outline opportunities for German actors in both European and global strategy development.

Panel “landscape of terms” (leader: Prof. Bürger)

The Council aims to develop a helpful language on the topic of information infrastructures for a clear and intelligible stakeholder communication. It is the task of the terms panel to examine existing terms as to their appropriateness for the communication goals of the RfII, and to refine them if necessary. This panel activity is designed as a general basis for the Council’s work.

Panel “landscape of concepts” (leader: Prof. Fless)

The concepts panel’s task is to process the strategy discourse on the topic of information infrastructures of recent years. For this it is necessary to review and assess the papers and recommendations that have shaped the discourse. The panel’s monitoring activity will allow the Council to track the effects of solutions that have been proposed over time. This panel activity is designed as a general basis for the Council’s work.

panel for data protection (leader: Voßhoff)

The RfII’s most recent panel will deal with issues of „protection of personal data in research”. Its task is to conduct a workshop discussion to prepare a tender for a study on the current legal situation relating to the demands of research. Amongst others, the panel will foreground the following points:
•    new challenges for data protection posed by new methods of research
•    current regulations as an impediment for research methods
•    citizen’s changing needs with regard to data protection
•    internationally diverse data protection requirements and their effects on information infrastructures in science
•    the EU’s regulations in this context