FAIRagro will be funded from March 2023 onwards

As confirmed by the Joint Science Conference (GWK) in a press conference on November 4, 2022, FAIRagro will be included as a consortium in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and will be funded by the federal and state governments from March 2023. A funding period of five years is envisaged. In November 2021, the FAIRagro project proposal was submitted to the German Research Foundation (DFG) for funding from 2023-2027 and was recommended for funding by a DFG expert panel in spring 2022. Now, at a press conference of the GWK, it was confirmed that FAIRagro will be included in the NFDI as one of eight additional consortia in the third and final funding round. So far, 19 consortia are already part of the NFDI. The federal and state governments will provide a total of up to 90 million euros per year until 2028 for the establishment and funding of the 27 NFDI consortia at a ratio of 90 percent to 10 percent. It was a challenging path, but together we have mastered it. We would like to sincerely thank all our partners for their support and look forward to working together and to a successful launch of FAIRagro!