MaRDI - Mathematical Research Data Initiative


MaRDI - Mathematical Research Data Initiative



How to participate

To get involved in this project, please contact the MaRDI organization.


Data is crucial in today’s mathematics research. From experimental data obtained in laboratories or in the field to results of simulation; from formulas scattered across the literature to catalogs of classified mathematical objects. Ensuring that all this data is used and reused efficiently across disciplines is a major challenge in current research.

MaRDI is a German-wide initiative to address those challenges in the mathematical reseach.

The core principles for addressing research data are summarized in the FAIR acronym: data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.


In 2016, the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RFII) promoted the creation of different German National Research Data Infrastructures (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur, NFDI), as part of a nationwide coordinated development of scientific information infrastructures.


MaRDI (Mathematical Research Data Infrastructure) is the NFDI section devoted to mathematics. A consortium of 15 research institutions across Germany, led by the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), is creating the infrastructure for handling mathematical data according to the FAIR principles. This includes creating data repositories, web portals, standardization procedures, search engines, training and promotion across the mathematical community, and beyond.


IMAGINARY collaborates with this initiative by helping with the communication and promotion of the project across different publics.