National research data infrastructure for historically working humanities (NFDI4Memory)

The consortium includes not only the historical sciences, but also other disciplines that use historical data as part of their methodology, such as economics and social sciences, geography, and regional studies. The consortium's goal is to ensure the quality of historical research data and thus safeguard the crucial role of the humanities in complex, rapidly changing societies. Among other things, NFDI4Memory aims to explore how the long-standing traditions of source criticism - a specialty of disciplines working in history - can be applied to digital data. Organizationally, the consortium establishes systematic, sustainable links between producers and users of historical data: historical research, memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums, and collections), and information infrastructures.