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


Frank Krüger, David Schindler: A Literature Review on Methods for the Extraction of Usage Statements of Software and Data. IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering, September 2019. doi:10.1109/MCSE.2019.2943847

Kristina Yordanova and Frank Krüger: Creating and Exploring Semantic Annotation for Behaviour Analysis Sensors, volume 18 (9): page 2778, August 2018.

Stefan Teipel, Alexandra König, Jesse Hoey, Je  Kaye, Frank Krüger, Julie Robillard, Thomas Kirste and Claudio Babiloni: Use of nonintrusive sensor-based information and communication technology for real-world evidence for clinical trials in dementia. Alzheimer's & Dementia, June 2018.

Fiete Winter, Hagen Wierstorf, Christoph Hold, Frank Krüger, Alexander Raake, and Sascha Spors: Colouration in Local Wave Field Synthesis, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, June 2018.

Conference papers

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

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

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

Max Schröder, Frank Krüger, Robert Zepf, Ursula van Rienen, Sascha Spors: A Comprehensive Approach to Support Research Processes in the CRC 1270 ELAINE. WissKom2019, June 2019, Jülich, Germany

David Schindler, Kristina Yordanova and Frank Krüger: An annotation scheme for reference to research artefacts in scientific publications. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Annotation of useR Data for UbiquitOUs Systems (ARDUOUS`19), IEEE, Kyoto, Japan, March 2019.

Max Schröder, Frank Krüger and Sascha Spors: Reproducible Research is more than Publishing Research Artefacts – A Systematic Analysis of Jupyter Notebooks from Research Articles. DAGA- 45. Jahrestagung für Akustik, March 2019, Germany, Rostock

Tom Warnke, Frank Krüger and Adelinde M. Uhrmacher: Open Simulation Software - Development and Application. In: ASIM 2018 - 24. Symposium Simulationstechnik, October 2018, Hamburg, Germany.


Frank Krüger and Max Schröder: Forschungsdatenmanagement im Sonderforschungsbereich ELAINE, DFG Workshop "Umgang mit Forschungsdaten in der Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik: Best Practices in Koordinierten Verfahren", November 2018, Göttingen, Germany.


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

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