NFDI4Ing - Archetyp DORIS

The National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences



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News and events

18. October 2023 - Workshop (Campus Garching): Research Data Management for Science and Engineering at TUM

28. September 2023 - NFDI4Ing Conference: Using a new HPMC sub-ontology within the Metadata4Ing framework: classification and extraction of data for engineering applications (Slides)

28. March 2023 - Workshop (online): Research Data Management for Data from HPC – Best-Practice and Applications


ing.grid - the new open access journal for FAIR Data Management is now open for submissions

26. / 27. October 2022 - NFDI4Ing Conference: Conference Contributions

>> DORIS contribution on Wednesday, 26, 15-15:30: Metadata Standards and Metadata Generation in HPMC

11. October 2022 - Workshop (Campus Garching): Research Data Management for Science and Engineering at TUM

Slides  (internal use only)

06. April 2022 - workshop (online): Research Data Management for Data from High Performance Computing (Tier 1) - Best-Practice and Applications


27. & 28. September 2021 - NFDI4Ing conference (online): Stand und Zukunft des Forschungsdatenmanagements in den Ingenieurwissenschaften


22. July 2021 - workshop (online, German): Forschungsdatenmanagement für Daten aus High Performance Computing (HPC) - Best-Practice-Beispiele und Anwendungen

Slides & Video

The authors of these documents would like to thank the Federal Government and the Heads of Government of the Länder, as well as the Joint Science Conference (GWK), for their funding and support within the framework of the NFDI4Ing consortium. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) - project number 442146713.



Group leader: apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Stemmer




Research Focus


The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) has the objective to systematically index, edit, interconnect and make data from science and research available. A central goal is to establish a research data management in accordance with the FAIR principles:

  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Interoperable
  • Reusable

NFDI4Ing brings together the engineering communities and fosters the management of engineering research data. The consortium represents engineers from all walks of the profession. It offers a unique method-oriented and user-centred approach in order to make engineering research data FAIR.


Archetyp DORIS: High-performance measurement and computation with very large data

NFDI4Ing has taken on the task of structuring the individual needs in engineering research data management. A broad consensus on typical methods and workflows in engineering research has been established and different archetypes are harmonisising the methodological needs. The Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics is in charge of the archetype DORIS: High-performance measurement and computation.

The main goal is making HPC research data findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable. Due to the high storage demands (hundreds of TB or even PB) data are currently immobile and too large to be copied to work stations. The (post-) processing generally is done on HPC systems. Individual and custom fit software solutions that can be transferred to other systems are developed and tested within DORIS.

The main measures are:

  1. Accessibility and access rights, data security and souvereignty.
  2. Support for third-party users and community-based training, provision of post-processing algorithms and modules.
  3. Metadata definitions and terminologies, support to data-generating groups.
  4. Storage and archive for very larga data.
  5. Reproducibility on large-scale high-performance systems.





Journal Articles

  • Arndt, Susanne; Farnbacher, Benjamin; Fuhrmans, Marc; Hachinger, Stephan; Hickmann, Johanna; Hoppe, Nils; Horsch, Martin Thomas; Iglezakis, Dorothea; Karmacharya, Ashish; Lanza, Giacomo; Leimer, Sophia; Munke, Johannes; Terzijska, Džulia; Theissen-Lipp, Johannes; Wiljes, Cord: Metadata4Ing: An ontology for describing the generation of research data within a scientific activity. Zenodo, 2022 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conference Papers

  • Giuseppe Chiapparino , Benjamin Farnbacher , Christian Stemmer: Metadata Crawling for (HPMC) Simulations. NFDI4Ing Conference 2022 (online), 2022 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )