Senckenberg Data and Modelling Center (SDMC)

The SDMC is a decentral structure that bundles scientific IT expertise across Senckenberg.

Our mission is to

  • Be a knowledge hub for geobiodiversity data, analyses and modelling 
  • Be a competence center for research data management
  • Develop databases, web portals and infrastructure to make scientific data available under the FAIR principles 
  • Support the digitisation of Senckenberg’s scientific collections
  • Support the analysis of geobiodiversity data and the development of geobiodiversity models, in particular to address Anthropocene biodiversity loss
  • Provide fundamental infrastructure for data storage, archiving and high performance computing

Our work is mainly distributed among the following teams:

  • Databases and Biodiversity Information Systems
    • Digital Collection infrastructures (Frankfurt)
    • Biodiversity Informatics (SMNG, Görlitz)
    • Geobiodiversity Information (Frankfurt)
  • Data Analysis and Modelling
    • Text Data Mining (SDEI, Müncheberg)
    • IPBES Data Center (BiK-F, Frankfurt)
    • Scientific Computing (BiK-F, Frankfurt)