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GFBio - Gesellschaft für Biologische Daten e.V.

 

We are

  • #FAIRData champions, helping researchers on a daily basis to improve their Research Data Management.
  • the forum for shaping the future of Research Data Management (RDM) in biodiversity, ecology and environmental research.
  • aggregating and communicating the needs of our target  communities to funding agencies and policy makers.

 

We are hiring. Join our team!

We are looking for highly motivated to fill the following positons:

All job postings are in German.  Applications for the  developer positions will be accepted in either German or English. Application deadline for all positions is May 16th, 2022.

 

Our role in the German Federation for Biological Data (GFBio)

GFBio e.V. was founded on 31 May 2016 in Bremen as the legal entity for the sustainable operation of GFBio beyond the funding period. It is a non-for-profit (gemeinnützige) association to promote science and research in the area of scientific data management in accordance with its statutes (in German only). Since 2018 GFBio e.V. receives funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

GFBio e.V. Fact Sheet (in German)

 

Our role in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

In October 2020, GFBio e.V. has become part of the German National Research Data Infrastructure NFDI. The association acts as coordinating partner in the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium, one of the large, community-driven networks that form the NFDI. This role comes with a substantial increase in staff and the responsibility to organize the transition of GFBio services into new structures. Also, the network of data providers will grow substantially. The brand GFBio will be sustained.

 

GFBio e.V. as project partner for data management

With a growing team we are able to take responsibility for data-related work packages in scientific projects and programmes. In the Priority Programme (SPP) 1991 – New approaches to discovering and naming biodiversity - Taxon-OMICs we are co-leads of the subproject “Concepts, tools and support for managing, archiving, mobilizing and integrating taxonomic data in the framework of SPP 1991” (DFG project number 447018505).  In a DFG-funded consortium of engaged in the three-dimensional digitisation of insect specimen – DISC3D, GFBio e.V. is the data management partner and leads the development of workflows for data transfer and analysis in the cloud.

 

GFBio e.V. staff

To stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many of us are currently working from home. Our telephone availability may therefore be limited in some cases. The best way to reach us is to send us an e-mail. Please leave your contact details with us and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Executive Secretary

Barbara Ebert

Barbara Ebert

 bebert[at]gfbio.org

 +49(0)160-2219569

 
 

 

Office

Christiane Dörr

Christiane Dörr

 office[at]gfbio.org

 

Sandra Nowack

Sandra Nowack

 office[at]gfbio.org

Merle Schwarten

Merle Schwarten

 office[at]gfbio.org

 

Data and Software Solutions

Michael Diepenbroek

Michael Diepenbroek

 mdiepenbroek[at]pangaea.de

Ivaylo Kostadinov

Ivaylo Kostadinov

 ikostadi[at]gfbio.org

Jimena Linares

Jimena Linares

 jlinares[at]gfbio.org

 

Claas-Thido Pfaff

Claas-Thido Pfaff

 ctpfaff[at]gfbio.org

Barbara Wagner

Barbara Wagner

 bwagner[at]gfbio.org

Marc Weber

Marc Weber

 mweber[at]gfbio.org

 

Project Coordination

Katharina Frohne

Katharina Frohne

 kfrohne[at]gfbio.org

Maria Meister

Maria Meister

 mmeister[at]gfbio.org

Daniel Tschink

Daniel Tschink

 dtschink[at]gfbio.org

 

Dr. Judith Weber

Judith Weber

 jweber[at]gfbio.org

 +49(0)421- 21865581

 

GFBio e.V. board members

 

The GFBio e.V. board is the highest management body of the association. All members are working in an honorary capacity.

1. Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

2. Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Birgitta König-Ries

Treasurer: Dr. Janine Felden

1. Assessor: Dr. Dagmar Triebel

2. Assessor: Dipl.-Inf. Anton Güntsch

 

Institutional Members

GFBio e.V. - Logos of Institutional Members

 

 

Interested in joining GFBio e.V.?

We are an open community. Active supporters of RDM best practices in biology  - individuals and organisations - are always welcome! There are many ways to contribute: you and your organisation may represent the needs of a scientific community, offer solutions and insights, or simply be a FAIR advocate.

Please download our membership application form and send the signed form to vorstand[at]gfbio.org for review. The annual GFBio membership fee is 50 € (including VAT). We recommend to subscribe to our SEPA Direct Debit Schema. For more details please check  the GFBio e.V. contribution rules (Beitragsordnung).

Further questions?

 GFBio - Gesellschaft für Biologische Daten e.V.c/o Research II Campus Ring 128759 Bremen

 office[at]gfbio.org

 

GFBio e.V. - General Assembly 2019 in Bonn, Germany