IT exchange and discussion

| by Charlotte Fuchs

Source: Anna Schroll / Leibniz-HKI

On June 13 and 14, the Leibniz Association's IT working group will meet for its spring conference at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI). Together, the heads of the IT departments of the Leibniz research institutions want to exchange information on the state of digitalization in research and discuss technical solutions for the management of research data. Modern scientific methods mean that enormous amounts of data are generated in research, which must be stored securely. In addition, in times of global networking, access to this research data must be regulated very clearly and as uniformly as possible in order to create the best possible working conditions and at the same time ensure the highest security standards. The increasing number of cyberattacks, which have already affected Leibniz Association institutions, is therefore a particular focus. Risk analyses and action plans are intended to take precautions to prevent or minimize damage caused by cybercrime in research and in the administration of the institutes.

During their conference, the IT specialists will also have the opportunity to learn about the research topics and site networking of the host Leibniz-HKI during a tour of the institute.