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Researchers from all disciplines are confronted with ever-increasing amounts of data. The newly founded Rhine-Ruhr Center for Scientific Data Literacy (DKZ.2R) has set itself the goal of supporting and promoting researchers from a variety of research disciplines with regard to increasingly complex data analysis, data management and high-performance computing.

DKZ.2R is one of eleven data competence centers in Germany funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and will be funded for a period of three years with a total of around three million Euros. DKZ.2R is made up of nine research-strong universities, institutes and centers in the Rhine-Ruhr region. These include Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, the University of Cologne, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen. The project is headed by Prof. Dr. Stefan Sandfeld from Forschungszentrum Jülich and Prof. Dr. Matthias Müller from RWTH Aachen University.

The University of Cologne is participating in DKZ.2R with three central institutions. The RRZK, the Center for Data and Simulation Science (CDS) and C³RDM are involved in various work packages and measures. As a representative of C³RDM, Florian Willems contributes our extensive experience in advising and supporting researchers in all disciplines, training formats and content, FAIR Data Management and the long-term archiving of data.

You can find more detailed information about the DKZ.2R in the press release