Spreading the Love for Mathematical Research Data





Research Data Management, Mathematics, Dissemination


The Mathematical Research Data Initiative (MaRDI) is the NFDI consortium for the mathematics community. We outline some of the challenges we face in spreading a culture of mathematical research data to a large community and starting a cultural change. We highlight our approach to tackling these challenges and present some successful activities: a colorful newsletter, personal interviews, an entertaining rabbit, FAIR chocolate, and interactive formats.


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How to Cite

Bacher, T., Görgen, C., Krause, T., Matt, A., Ramos, D., & Violet, B. (2023). Spreading the Love for Mathematical Research Data. Proceedings of the Conference on Research Data Infrastructure , 1. https://doi.org/10.52825/cordi.v1i.369

Conference Proceedings Volume


Poster presentations II (Call for Papers)
Received 2023-04-26
Accepted 2023-06-30
Published 2023-09-07