I have an RDM problem and need help. What should I do?

We have a central helpdesk with different experts. You can just write an email (helpdesk@nfdi4earth.de) or use this form https://www.nfdi4earth.de/helpdesk.

I would like to initiate an Interest Group. What should I do?

Great. You might check existing Interest Groups first and then read the guidelines on how to initiate such a group.

I am a Participant and need general information on how to interact with whom or need support to manage contracts and formalia. Who can I ask to get detailed information? 

The Coordination Office facilitates all organisational activities.

I need access to the NFDI4Earth project management tools. How can I manage this?

The Coordination Office manages user logins for all PM tools (SharePoint, OpenProject, RocketChat).

Here you will find an overview of the project management tools.


How should I cite the whole project in a scientific publication?

The recommended citation or reference for the whole project is:

Bernard, Lars, Braesicke, Peter, Bertelmann, Roland, Frickenhaus, Stephan, Gödde, Hildegard, Keßler, Carsten, Lorenz, Sören, Mahecha, Miguel, Marschall, Horst, Hezel, Dominik, Nagel, Wolfgang E., Reichstein, Markus, Sester, Monika, Thiemann, Hannes, Weiland, Claus, Wytzisk-Arens, Andreas, & NFDI Consortium Earth System Sciences. (2021). NFDI Consortium Earth System Sciences - Proposal 2020 revised (Revision 1 from 2021-10-01). Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5718944

How should I acknowledge received support in the context of NFDI4Earth in publications?

Please apply the following template to all outputs of NFDI4Earth activity: preprints, articles, software, data, presentations, posters, slides, etc. Thanks!

Acknowledgements Template

All outputs from NFDI4Earth should be directly identifiable as such and support the discovery of NFDI4Earth-supported results by including the following text in an acknowledgement section within an article, in descriptive metadata (e.g., in data repositories) or in documentation (e.g., in a software's README file). Following the template facilitates monitoring of outputs. Please replace the placeholders for task area and measure. For synergetic works, the TA and/or Measure may be omitted or extended as necessary.

This work has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the project NFDI4Earth ( TAx My.z , DFG project no. 460036893, https://www.nfdi4earth.de/) within the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI, https://www.nfdi.de/).

If you want to adjust the statement for a collaborative multi-author work, or if you want to provide the context of one of the NFDI4Earth's funding schemes in addition to/replacing the TA and/or Measure, please do so, e.g.,

Anna Author was funded by …


This work has been funded by the German Research Foundation (NFDI4Earth Pilots 1st cohort, DFG project no. ... 

If space is limited, a shorter version may be used:

This work has been funded by the German Research Foundation (NFDI4Earth, DFG project no. 460036893, https://www.nfdi4earth.de/).

German Version:

Diese Arbeit wurde von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Im Project NFDI4Earth ( TAx My.z , DFG-Projektnummer 460036893, https://www.nfdi4earth.de/) im Rahmen der Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI, https://www.nfdi.de/) gefördert.

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