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 term of four years. They represent a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, actors and institutions. For its current term until October 2018, the Council has chosen the topics “Research Data – Sustainability – Internationality”, both in the area of digital databases and analogue collections.

Scientific Users

Marion Albers

Marion Albers
Universität Hamburg

Prof. Dr. iur. Dipl.-Soz. Marion Albers

Universität Hamburg, Chair for Public Law, Information and Communication Law, Health Law and Legal Theory
Profil

Lars Bernard

Lars Bernard
TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. Lars Bernard

TU Dresden Department of Geosciences
Profil

Stefan Decker

Stefan Decker
Fraunhofer FIT und RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Stefan Decker

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and RWTH Aachen
Director
Profil

Petra Gehring

Petra Gehring
Chair

TU Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring
Chair

TU Darmstadt - Department of History and Social Sciences
Director
Profil

Kurt Kremer

Kurt Kremer
MPI for Polymer Research

Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Director
Profil

W. Marquardt

Wolfgang Marquardt
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marquardt

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Chairman of the Board of Directors
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

Ruediger Eichel

Rüdiger Eichel
MWK Niedersachsen

Rüdiger Eichel

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

Hans-Josef Linkens

Hans-Josef Linkens
BMBF

Dr. Hans-Josef Linkens


Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Research Data
Profil

Melanie Rüther

Melanie Rüther
BMBF

Melanie Rüther

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Political Planning and Analysis
Profil

Annette Storsberg

Annette Storsberg
MKW Northrhine-Westphalia

Annette Storsberg

Ministry of Culture and Science 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

Friederike Fless

Friederike Fless
German Archaeological Institute

Prof. Dr. Dr. Friederike Fless

DAI - German Archaeological Institute and Freie Universität Berlin
President
Profil

Michael Jäckel

Michael Jäckel
Trier University

Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel

Trier University - President
Profil

Stefan Liebig

Stefan Liebig
Deputy Chair

DIW Berlin

Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig
Deputy Chair

DIW Berlin
Profil

Sandra Richter

Sandra Richter
University of Stuttgart

Prof. Dr. Sandra Richter

University of Stuttgart
Institute of Literary Studies
Profil

Katrin Stump

Katrin Stump
University Library Braunschweig

Katrin Stump

University Library Braunschweig
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

Mandate and Mode of Operation

In November 2013, the Joint Science Conference resolved to establish a “Council for Information Infrastructures” for an initial pilot phase of four years. The task of the Council is to increase the level of transparency of developments and processes in the area of information infrastructures and support the development and communication of German positions in European and international debates.

Its composition reflects the consideration that “the future of scientific information infrastructures is a joint task to be carried out by institutions providing the infrastructures, scientific users, funding bodies, and related national and international stakeholders.” The Council is composed as follows to ensure equal participation:

  • 8 representatives of scientific users from a wide range of scientific disciplines;
  • 8 representatives of providers of information infrastructures who cover the entire range of the science system;
  • 4 representatives of the German federal and state governments;
  • 4 representatives of the public.

The first 16 representatives are appointed in a procedure similar to the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). The other 8 representatives are nominated by the Joint Science Conference.

The plenum meets 2-3 times annually. Working groups and committees deal with specific issues from the Council´s work programme (see Projects).

Administrative support for the RfII is provided by a Head Office financed jointly by the German federal and state governments. In a competitive process, the University of Göttingen was awarded the task of hosting the Head Office. The Head Office was established on 1 November 2014 as a staff unit under the auspices of the Presidential Board of the University based on an administrative arrangement with the State of Lower Saxony.