Incubator & Partners

Incubator Platforms

The opportunities and challenges arising from the developments in  information & data sciences  are of fundamental importance for all research programs within the research fields of the Helmholtz Association. The Helmholtz president has therefore founded the “Helmholtz Incubator”, a  think tank of 40 high-ranking information & data science experts from all centers. They work together since 2016 to develop ideas and strategies that benefit the entire Helmholtz community – across research fields and centers.

Based on the recommendation of this Incubator, the directors of all Helmholtz Centers have created  five platforms that are tasked to connect the research communities, provide high level research, offer various  Information & Data Science Services, organize exchange and training options and manage funding opportunities. They are designed to support research projects from all research programs that utilize information & data science technologies and help you to build networks within the Helmholtz Association. HMC is one of those five platforms, the others are shown further below.

Within the Helmholtz Association, HMC is part of the Helmholtz Incubator Framework for Information and Data Science. The framework bundles projects and initiatives and develops innovative approaches in information technology and processing. This challenge is addressed on all structural levels in centres, research areas and research programmes of the Helmholtz association. The aim of this initiative is to generate novel knowledge using Helmholtz data and strengthen the scientific domains with new technologies.

More information can be found in the Helmholtz Incubatore Folder, which you can download here:



Other Initiatives

The German National Research Data Infrastructure

Research Data Alliance

Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation e.V.

European Open Science Cloud