INF - Infrastructure Support Project

Summary of the work programme

The infrastructure support project addresses the professional management of research data raised, processed and archived in the research projects. Its overarching goal is to ensure the quality, productivity and competitiveness of the CRC in terms of data management. A comprehensive data management plan will be negotiated and implemented. A training and qualification programme for the foundations of reproducible research, open science and data management will also be provided. The promotion of open science is a central objective.

Virtual Research Environment

The virtual research environment of the CRC 1270 ELAINE enables the web-based collaboration of the involved researchers during the entire research process, i.e. starting at the research hypothesis and ending at the publication of the research results. This improves the reproducibility and the traceability of the scientific investigations by providing central mechanisms for storage, exchange and documentation of research data and software. For this purpose specialised services are employed and integrated into each other.

Central research aspects are:
1.) Collaboration in multiple disciplinary research projects in virtual research environments
2.) Traceability of research processes and Quality assurance of research data by standardized documentation and automatic processed
3.) Semantic documentation of research data and processes by natural language processing



Butenko, Konstantin; Bahls, Christian R.; Schröder, Max; Köhling, Rüdiger; van Rienen, Ursula (2020): OSS-DBS: Open-source simulation platform for deep brain stimulation with a comprehensive automated modeling. In: PLoS computational biology 16 (7), e1008023. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008023 .

Krüger, Frank; Schindler, David (2020): A Literature Review on Methods for the Extraction of Usage Statements of Software and Data. In: Comput. Sci. Eng. 22 (1), S. 26–38. DOI: 10.1109/MCSE.2019.2943847.

Schindler, David; Zapilko, Benjamin; Krüger, Frank (2020): Investigating Software Usage in the Social Sciences: A Knowledge Graph Approach. In: The Semantic Web 12123, S. 271–286. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49461-2_16.

Schröder, Max; LeBlanc, Hayley; Spors, Sascha; Krüger, Frank (2020): Intra-consortia data sharing platforms for interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. In: it - Information Technology 62 (1), S. 19–28. DOI: 10.1515/itit-2019-0039.

Schröder, Max; Staehlke, Susanne; Krüger, Frank (2020): Encoding Reproducible and Executable Experiments With Jupyter Notebooks. In: Biomedical Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.11686-1 .


Schröder, Max; Stählke, Susanne; Nebe, Barbara J.; Krüger, Frank (2019): SFB-ELAINE/Biomedical-Jupyter-Examples: v1.0. In: Python. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3548652.


Teipel, Stefan; König, Alexandra; Hoey, Jesse; Kaye, Jeff; Krüger, Frank; Robillard, Julie M. et al. (2018): Use of nonintrusive sensor-based information and communication technology for real-world evidence for clinical trials in dementia. In: Alzheimer's & dementia 14 (9), S. 1216–1231. DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2018.05.003.

Winter, Fiete, Wierstorf, Hagen; Hold, Christoph; Krüger, Frank; Raake, Alexander; Spors, Sascha (2018): Colouration in Local Wave Field Synthesis. In: Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 26 (10), S. 1913–1924. DOI: 10.1109/TASLP.2018.2842435.

Yordanova, Kristina; Krüger, Frank (2018): Creating and Exploring Semantic Annotation for Behaviour Analysis. In: Sensors 18 (9), S. 2778. DOI: 10.3390/s18092778.

Conference papers


Boland, Katarina; Krüger, Frank (2019): Distant supervision for silver label generation of software mentions in social scientific publications. 4th Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries co-located with the 42nd International Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. Paris, France, July 2019.

Budde, Kai; Zimmermann, Julius; Neuhaus, Elisa; Schröder, Max; Uhrmacher, Adelinde M.; van Rienen, Ursula (2019): Requirements for Documenting Electrical Cell Stimulation Experiments for Replicability and Numerical Modeling. 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Berlin, Germany, July 2019.

Schindler, David; Yordanova, Kristina; Krüger, Frank (2019): An annotation scheme for reference to research artefacts in scientific publications. 3rd International Workshop on Annotation of useR Data for UbiquitOUs Systems. Kyoto, Japan, March 2019.

Schröder, Max; Krüger, Frank; Spors, Sascha (2019): Reproducible Research is more than Publishing Research Artefacts – A Systematic Analysis of Jupyter Notebooks from Research Articles. 45. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akustik. Rostock, Germany, March 2019.

Schröder, Max; Krüger, Frank; Zepf, Robert; van Rienen, Ursula; Spors, Sascha (2019): A Comprehensive Approach to Support Research Processes in the CRC 1270 ELAINE. 8. Konferenz WissKom der Zentralbibliothek des Forschungszentrums Jülich. Jülich, Germany, June 2019.

Schröder, Max; Raben, Hendrikje; Krüger, Frank; Ruscheinski, Andreas; van Rienen, Ursula; Uhrmacher, Adelinde M.; Spors, Sascha (2019): PROVenance Patterns in Numerical Modelling and Finite Element Simulation Processes of Bio-electric Systems. 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Berlin, Germany, July 2019. DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856841.


Warnke, Tom; Krüger, Frank; Uhrmacher, Adelinde M. (2018): Open Simulation Software - Development and Application. 24. Symposium Simulationstechnik der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation. Hamburg, Germany, October 2018.



Krüger, Frank; Schröder, Max (2018): Forschungsdatenmanagement im Sonderforschungsbereich ELAINE. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Göttingen, Germany, November 2018.



Schröder, Max; Waltemath, Dagmar; Krüger, Frank; Spors, Sascha (2019): Standardizing Electronic Laboratory Notebooks to improve their integration with data from the biomedical domain. 10th "Computational Modeling in Biology Network". Heidelberg, Germany.


Schröder, Max; Krüger, Frank; Spors, Sascha (2018): Research Data Management in the CRC 1270 ELAINE. Workshop zu Forschungsdatenmanagement und -infrastruktur in DFG-Sonderforschungsbereichen – Good Practices and Lessons learnt.

Project leader

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Spors
Tel.: +49 381 498 7300

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Ursula van Rienen
Tel.: +49 381 498 7070

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Manuela Sander
Tel.: +49 381 498 9340


University of Rostock
Institute of Communications Engineering
Richard-Wagner-Str. 31
18119 Rostock/Warnemünde

University of Rostock
Institute of General Electrical Engineering
Albert-Einstein-Str. 2
18059 Rostock

University of Rostock
Institue of Structural Mechanics
Albert-Einstein-Str. 2
18059 Rostock

Fellowship holders

David Schindler (finished)