Organised by disciplines or research methods, the NFDI consortia pursue the goal of ensuring access to and sustainable use of the research data relevant to them.

Users and providers of scientific data join together in the NFDI to form consortia for long-term cooperation. Our members include universities, non-university research institutions, departmental research institutions, academies, museums, heritage offices and other publicly funded information infrastructure institutions. Organised according to subject groups or working methods, the NFDI consortia pursue the goal of ensuring access to and sustainable use of the research data relevant to them.

Members of the consortium

The consortium of 11 co-applicant institutions and 61 members is united by a common interest in the material legacies of humankind and the resulting challenges in research data management. In order to combine both, NFDI4Objects represents the entire content-related, geographical and temporal spectrum of the archaeological research community. The participating institutions have joined forces to shape NFDI4Object’s content and structure in a bottom-up process. Through the close connection with Citizen Science projects and commercial providers of archaeological services, civil society actors are also taken into account. The aim of the consortium is to develop a joint strategy for research data management and to coordinate closely with neighbouring disciplines in other NFDI consortia.

Main Applicant

  • Philipp von Rummel (German Archaeological Institute, Headquarter Berlin)

Co-Spokespersons with their Co-Applicant institutions

  • Benjamin Höke (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg)
  • Kai-Christian Bruhn (Hochschule Mainz, University of Applied Sciences, Fachbereich Technik, Fachrichtung Geoinformatik und Vermessung)
  • Alexandra Busch (Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA) – Leibniz Research Institute for Archaeology)
  • Frank Dührkohp (Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG), Abteilung Digitale Bibliothek)
  • Christian Eckmann (Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA) – Leibniz Research Institute for Archaeology)
  • Bernhard Weisser (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Generaldirektion)
  • Ulrich Himmelmann (Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz)
  • Matthias Lang (University of Bonn, Bonn Center for Digital Humanities)
  • Matthias Renz (Kiel University, Department of Computer Science, Archaeoinformatics – Data Science)
  • Peter Baumeister (German Archaeological Institute, Zentrale, Zentrale wissenschaftliche Dienste)
  • Thomas Stöllner (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum – Leibniz Research Museum for Geo-resources, Abteilung Forschung)
  • Dirk Wintergrün (Klassik Stiftung Weimar)

Participating institutions

  • Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz
  • Archaeological Museum Hamburg
  • Archives of the Bavarian State
  • Association of the State Archaeologists of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Bavarian State Archaeological Collection
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, Corpus Nummorum, Inscriptiones Graecae
  • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, German Chapter 
  • Coordination Centre for Scientific University Collections in Germany
  • Curt-Engelhorn-Centre of Archaeometry
  • Deutscher Verband für Archäologie e.V.
    • WG Christian Archaeology for the Study of Late Antique, Early Medieval and Byzantine Culture
    • Archaeological Commission of Lower Saxony e.V.
    • German Archaeologists’ Association e.V.
    • Dachverband Archäologischer Studierendenvertretungen e.V.
    • German Society for Medieval and Modern Archaeology e.V.
    • German Oriental Society e.V.
    • Society for Anthropology
    • Society for Scientific Archaeology ARCHAEOMETRIE e.V.
    • Central and East German Association for Archaeology e.V.
    • Northwest German Association for Archaeology e.V.
    • Association of State Archaeologists e.V.
    • West and South German Association for Archaeology e.V.
  • FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, eResearch
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies
  • Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Thuringian University and State Library (ThULB)
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Interdisciplinary Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (IZdigital)
  • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen State and University Library
  • German Library Association
  • German Museum Association, Special Interest Group on Documentation
  • German National Library, Office for Library Standards
  • German Society for Pre- and Protohistory
  • Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute for Computer Science, Frankfurt Big Data Lab
  • Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage, Institut für Klassische und Byzantinische Archäologie 
  • Heidelberg University, Heidelberg University Library, Department Publikationsdienste, FID Propylaeum Classics
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Monitoring and Exploration Technologies
  • Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig
  • hessenARCHÄOLOGIE, Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Hessen
  • Hornemann Institute of the University of Applied Sciences und Arts
  • Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Efficient Computing and Storage Group
  • Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute for the History of Arts and Musicology
  • Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute of Ancient Studies 
  • Landesdenkmalamt Saarland
  • Landesmuseum Hannover, The WorldMuseum
  • Leipzig University, Georg Steindorff Egyptian Museum
  • Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research
  • LWL Archaeological Museum, Westphalian State Museum
  • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) in Jena, Department of Archaeogenetics; Department of Archaeology
  • Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Faculty Applied Computer Sciences & Biosciences
  • Museum for Prehistoric and Early Medieval Archaeology
  • Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
  • Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Projekt Denkmal Atlas
  • Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim
  • Rhineland Regional Council (LVR) (with its entities LVR-State Service for Archaeological Heritage, Archaeological Park Xanten, MiQua – Jewish Museum in the Archaeological Zone Cologne, Rhineland State Museum)
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institute of Archaeological Studies
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie Munich, Bavarian Natural History Collections
  • State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology, State Museum of Prehistory
  • Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt, Fachgebiet Klassische Archäologie, FB Architektur
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Art History, Chair of Digital Provenance
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft
  • The Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Foundation Schloss Gottorf, The Archaeological Museum Schloss Gottorf and Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology 
  • Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie
  • TIB – Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology, Lab Non-Textual Materials
  • Universität Hamburg, Institut für Archäologie und Kulturgeschichte des antiken Mittelmeerraumes
  • University of Bamberg, Institute for Archaeology, Heritage Conservation and Art History
  • University of Cologne, Archäologisches Institut, Cologne Digital Archaeology Laboratory
  • University of Cologne, Data Centre for the Humanities
  • University of Cologne, Department for Digital Humanities
  • University of Münster, Institut für Altorientalistik und Vorderasiatische Archäologie
  • University of Tübingen, Digital Humanities Center
  • VARUSSCHLACHT im Osnabrücker Land gGmbH – Museum und Park Kalkriese

Our Partners



The NFDI4Objects Temporary Working Groups (TWGs) are the driving force behind the consortium’s continuous development of standards and specifications.

The Community

NFDI4Objects brings together a dedicated community to create a research data infrastructure for numerous related disciplines.


The structural bodies of the NFDI4Objects consortium include various operational tasks. All these structures have already proven their operational efficiency.