About the Journal
Aims & Scope
Research data form the basis for knowledge and innovation throughout all scientific disciplines. They play a fundamental role in the progress of our society. The key to using these data treasures is an effective infrastructure. With the first edition of the Conference on Research Data Infrastructure from 12 to 14 September 2023, the Association German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is initiating a conference that will focus on establishing interdisciplinary research data management (RDM). Under the theme Connecting Communities, national and international stakeholders from all research fields as well as from the infrastructure sector are invited to present their contributions to an excellent RDM of the future and to exchange information about the latest developments. NFDI is organizing the conference in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). NFDI contributors as well as all other RDM interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet at the KIT South Campus. Over the course of three days, topics related to RDM and the joint development of an effective research data infrastructure for Germany and beyond will be examined from a wide variety of perspectives. Scientific presentations, a panel discussion, exciting keynotes, a poster session and networking activities are planned. The Conference on Research Data Infrastructure stands for more comprehensive knowledge through better use of research data, for innovations and the resulting social benefits.
Proceedings of the Conference on Research Data Infrastructure (CoRDI) are an open-access conference publication. This means all content can be accessed immediately after publication free of charge. Authors retain copyright and all content can be reused unrestrictedly according to the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Preprints (pre-review manuscripts), post prints (authors accepted manuscripts, AAM), and the version of record (VoR) can be deposited without restrictions.
Please find further information on license and copyright on the page Submissions.
The authors submit extended abstracts of up to 1000 words (presentations) and 500-1000 words (posters) to the community tracks, the thematic tracks, or the poster track. These contributions will be evaluated by the track chairs and then sent by them for external review to experts. The track chairs will decide on required revisions and finally decide on their acceptance for the conference and hence their publication in the proceedings.
Schedule for Papers
We would like to thank our community for numerous submissions.
Due to the large number of submissions, the deadlines for the paper review process and for the poster submissions have been extended.
- Extended Abstract submissions due: April 26, 2023 at 12 noon CEST
- Extended Abstract notifications due: End of June/beginning of July
- Extended Abstract camera-ready due: July 20, 2023
- Conference days: September 12-14, 2023
Schedule for Posters
- Extended Abstract submissions due: July 7, 2023
- Extended Abstract notifications due: August 4, 2023
- Extended Abstract camera-ready due: August 18, 2023
- Conference days: September 12-14, 2023
Two seperate poster sessions
There will be two separate poster sessions during CoRDI. The first poster session is dedicated to the presentation of accepted submissions to the Call for Papers . The presented extended abstracts are “accepted as poster” and they will be published as part of the Proceedings. The second poster session is dedicated to the presentation of submissions accepted for the Call for Posters . Theses posters will be published as part of the CoRDI website.
Data and other underlying material
Research output is not just text (journal articles, books, or conference papers), but also data, model code, software, etc. All of these outputs deserve acknowledgement and should be as open and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) as possible. All materials (data, code, etc.) supporting the findings presented in submitted manuscripts should therefore be deposited in a FAIR-aligned public repository. A registry to find suitable data repositories is re3data.org. Whenever no ethical or legal constrains apply, unrestricted access to all underlying data and other material should be provided. In addition, data (and other material underpinning the findings) need to be cited in the text and the respective reference must be included in the manuscript’s reference list. Please refer to the data citation principles of FORCE11 or the FORCE11 software citation principles, respectively. Every author should include a data availability statement in their manuscript describing how the data underlying the findings of their contribution can be accessed and reused. If the submission is not based on data or the data it is based on is restricted (third-party data, legal or ethical constraints), this should be explained in the data availability statement, too. Reciprocal linking of data and other underlying material and the contribution through persistent identifiers (e.g. DOIs) is best practice.
All volumes of the Proceedings of the CoRDI are archived long-term through the TIB.
Standards on ethics in publishing safeguard that publications are high quality, credible, and that authors receive appropriate credit for their works. For authors, it is therefore crucial to avoid
- Data fabrication and falsification: Data fabrication means the scientist did not actually do the research, but made up the presented data. Data falsification means the manipulation of data (e.g. removing inconvenient data points) in order to provide a false impression. Data fabrication and falsification is scientific misconduct.
- Plagiarism: Using the thoughts and works, even small pieces, of another person without providing appropriate credit is fraudulent.
- Multiple submissions: It is dishonest to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. This practise waste time of editors and reviewers and can harm the reputation of the respective journals.
- Redundant publications (or 'salami' publications): This means publishing various (often very similar) papers based on the same research.
- Improper author contribution or attribution: The author list must only contain persons who contributed significantly (in a scientific sense) to the presented work. Likewise, all persons who made such contribution must be included.
- Citation manipulation: excessive author and journal self-citations, honorary citations, and any form of citation stacking is scientific malpractice.
In accordance with the COPE position statement on Authorship and AI tools, AI tools (such as ChatGPT) cannot be listed as authors of a paper. These tools cannot take responsibility for the submitted work and hence do not meet the requirements for authorship such as the ability to declare competing interests or to agree to the license agreement.
Not only authors need to adhere to ethical standards, but also editors and reviewers:
- Editors and reviewers must give unbiased consideration to all submitted manuscripts, review each on its merits without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).
- Editors and reviewers must not handle manuscripts they are directly affiliated with.
- Editors and reviewers must avoid any real or perceived conflict of interests.
- Editors and reviewers must respect the intellectual independence of authors.
- Editors and reviewers must respect confidentially of any non-pubic information they see during peer review.
TIB Open Publishing plans to become a COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) member. Therefore, the Proceedings of the CoRDI subscribe to the COPE's Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as well as the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers as best practice.
The Proceedings of the CoRDI uses Cossref’s Similarity Check to detect plagiarism in the submitted manuscripts. It is up to the editors to decide whether any manuscript is rejected because of plagiarism.
Competing interest, also known as conflicts of interest (COIs), arise when issues outside research may fairly be viewed as impacting the work's neutrality or the objectivity of it’s assessment. This can happen at any point of the research cycle. Competing interest include
- Financial: funding and other payments, goods and services received or expected by the authors relating to the subject of the work or from an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work
- Affiliations: being employed by, on the advisory board for, or a member of an organization with an interest in the outcome of the work
- Intellectual property: patents or trademarks owned by someone or their organization
- Personal: friends, family, relationships, and other close personal connections
- Ideology: beliefs or activism, for example, political or religious, relevant to the work
- Academic: competitors or someone whose work is critiqued Competing interests do not necessarily prevent the publication of research, or prohibit the participation of someone in the review process. However, competing interests do need to be recorded. A straightforward explanation of all potential issues – whether they have had an impact or not – helps to make informed judgements about the research and its review.
Handling of misconduct
There are two distinct circumstances to be noted: misconduct (i.e. serious scientific fraud such as data fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism) and honest errors. Errors may be due to inattentiveness (e.g. mistake in methods) and are not to be regarded as misconduct. The Proceedings of the CoRDI will follow the COPE flowcharts in cases of suspected or proven misconduct. The Proceedings of the CoRDI will take steps to correct the scientific record if it considers clear proof of misconduct.
Please find further information on post-publication corrections on the page Submissions.
Any complaints should be directed to the editors of the respective volume.
Any opinions expressed and information presented in the Proceedings of the CoRDI are the views of the contributors and authors and not of the volume editors or TIB Open Publishing. The publication of contributions does not constitute endorsement or approval by the series and/or its publisher. CoRDI and TIB Open Publishing cannot be held responsible for any errors or for any consequences arising from the use of the information contained in this series. While every effort is made by the volume editors to make sure that no erroneous or false data, view, or statement is published in this series, TIB Open Publishing, and the volume editors accept no liability of any kind for the consequences of any such inaccurate or misleading data, information, opinion, or statement.
The Proceedings of the CoRDI are financially supported by Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur (NFDI) e.V.