education & training team develops open, ready-to-use modular course
material and curricula based on the community's needs which will be available
via a single point of access. Moreover, education and training events will be organized
regularly using the developed materials. In particular, an NFDI4Earth research
data curation certificate course will be offered.
long-term and sustainable development of ESS competencies, an open network of
education and training hubs (EduHubs) will be established. EduHubs are run by
partners who commit themselves to permanently offering education and training
services for ESS-related research data management and spatio-temporal data
The objective of the annual call for NFDI4Earth
Educational Pilots is to support the development of educational materials required by the Earth System Sciences (ESS)
community. All materials will be available as Open Educational
Resources (OERs). Submissions should focus on education and
training materials and can
relate to all aspects of the NFDI4Earth, in particular, Research Data
Management (RDM) in
ESS, spatio-temporal data literacy, and spatio-temporal
data science; expected outputs should be, for example:
● Slides, exercises, labs, serious games, self-tests, etc. for use in individual class units or to cover (sections of) a course
● Tutorials, interactive course materials, notebooks, etc.
● Video recordings with closed captions (optionally with Q&A elements)
● Development of curricula for RDM in ESS
The funding of the projects will be according to the DFG personnel rate and could be used, e.g., professional media production or assistant scientists. To meet individual needs, we have decided against a financial ceiling per application. However, please be aware that the total budget for this call is limited to 25.000 Euros. The requested funds must therefore be appropriate and justifiable.
The educational materials and a short report (max. four pages) documenting the developed materials, including brief instructions for their use, should be submitted by the end of March 2023. In the further process of the NFDI4Earth education program, the PIs and the PIs parent institution will also be invited to apply as a member of the NFDI4Earth open network of education and training hubs (NFDI4Earth EduHubs). EduHubs are partner sites, which offer NFDI4Earth-related education and training services on a long-term basis. NFDI4Earth will support the establishment of the EduHub-Network and - jointly with the EduHubs and further NFDI stakeholders - develop a long-term operation model to ensure sustainable NFDI-related competency development.
a. Quality (e.g., attractive
presentation, usability, fitting to the target group)
b. State of the art content
c. Novelty (addressing the gaps in existing OERs in ESS)
d. Use of innovative, active teaching/learning methods and technologies
e. Relevance to RDM in ESS
Educational Pilots must be described concisely; the
proposal must not exceed 2 pages. Submissions should follow the template:
Template Educational Pilot
Note: If the submitted pilot proposal is successful, the applicant and host (if applicable) agree that:
Also note: The submission is subject to a review
process and does not guarantee any funding!
We will send you an acknowledgment within the day to confirm your proposal was received, and we will direct it to the appropriate member(s) for review.
For more information please contact: