About CODATA-Germany

CODATA-Germany is the German National Committee of CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Science Council (ISC). CODATA promotes global collaboration to advance Open Science and to improve the availability and usability of data for all areas of research.
The main objectives of CODATA Germany are:
  • Networking of individuals and institutions in the widest sense for information, communication and cooperation on national as well as on international level.
  • Elaborating strategic aims for development of scientific aspects of databases and information systems under special consideration of promoting dialogue between commerce, science and administration.
  • Promoting knowledge exchange especially by organizing events dealing with the technical, scientific, administrative and organizational development on all fields that are relevant to scientific data and information systems.
CODATA-Germany is an association (e.V.) registered in Berlin, Germany (see Terms of Reference) chaired by the following board:
Prof. Dr. Peter Baumann

Prof. Dr.
Peter Baumann


Constructor University and rasdaman GmbH

Prof.  Dr. Andreas Oberweis

Prof. Dr.
Andreas Oberweis


Karlsruhe University

Horst Kremers

Horst Kremers

Secretary General

Member since 1995-04-19 (appointment by DFG Pres. Wolfgang Grünwald), chair 2003-2019



Papers and Talks

Lecture Notes in Information Sciences (LNIS)

LNIS is a scientific book series edited by Horst Kremers and published by CODATA-Germany.

  • Horst Kremers, Vladimir S. Tikunov (eds.): LNIS Vol. 9: Geoinformation and Sustainable Development, 2020, ISBN 978-3-00-062981-5
  • LNIS Vol. 9: Geoinformation and Sustainable Development. 2019
  • LNIS Vol. 8: Risk Information Management, Risk Models and Applications, Selected Papers. 2017, ISBN 978-3-00-056177-1 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 7: Risk Information Management, Risk Models and Applications (RIMMA). ISBN 978-3-00-048844-3 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 6: Proc. International Conference on Environmental Information and Communication (CEGeoIC2013). Berlin, 2013, ISBN 978-3-00-040771-0 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 5: Horst Kremers, Alberto Susini (eds.): Risk Models and Application 2012, Berlin, 2012, ISBN 978-3-00--036336-8 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 4: Horst Kremers, Alberto Susini (eds.): Risk Models and Application 2010. Berlin, 2010 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 3: Proc. International CODATA Symposium on LandCover Logic, Bonn, Germany, Nov. 28/29, 2007, ISBN 978-3-00-023310-4 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 2: Proc. 2nd International CODATA Symposium on Generalization of Information, Geneva (Carouge), 2007, ISBN 978-3-00-022382-2 (order form)
  • LNIS Vol. 1: Proc. International CODATA Symposium on Generalization of Information. ISBN 3-00-016253-4 (order form)

Related Publications

  • Research Data Good Scientific Practice (Alliance of German Science Organizations)


Codata-Germany is a committee of experts in various fields of data science, all sharing the interest in advancing use of data along FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) and further principles.

If you are interested in joining CODATA activities, please contact the CODATA-Germany Chair for membership application details and procedure. You benefit from high-level interdisciplinary discussions, events, publications etc.

Contact any of the CODATA-Germany members to learn more!

Terms of Reference

Responsible Maintainer

CODATA Germany e.V.
c/o Peter Baumann
Constructor University
Campus Ring 12
28759 Bremen

Represented by the board of chairs.

Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The controller responsible for the described data collection and processing is CODATA Germany e.V. Our data protection officer, the CODATA Gemany chair (contact see above), will be happy to provide you with information or suggestions on the topic of data protection.

When you visit our website, the Web server temporarily stores usage information on our server machine running in Germany) for statistical purposes in the form of a log in order to improve the quality of our website.

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties without your express consent. We use revolvermaps for determining the city of visitors (nothing beyond this anonymized information is available); see their privacy statement which, at the time we evaluated it, obviously was in accordance with GDPR.

When it comes to processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user:

  • Right of Access (Art. 15 of the GDPR): You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; where this is the case, you have a right of access to this personal data and to the information specified in Article 15 of the GDPR.
  • Right to Rectification and Right to Erasure (Art. 16 and 17 of the GDPR): You have the right to immediately request the rectification of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data. You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be erased immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 of the GDPR applies in detail, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected.
  • Right to Restriction of Processing (Art. 18 of the GDPR): You have the right to request a restriction of processing for the duration of a review if any of the conditions specified in Art. 18 of the GDPR have been met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection to the processing.
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  • Right to Object (Art. 21 of the GDPR): If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (data processing on the grounds of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you make such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
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