GFBio e.V.

Gesellschaft für Biologische Daten e.V.

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Our role in the German Federation for Biological Data (GFBio)

GFBio e.V. was founded on 31 May 2016 in Bremen as the legal entity for the sustainable operation of GFBio beyond the funding period. It is a non-for-profit (gemeinnützige) association to promote science and research in the area of scientific data management in accordance with its statutes (in German only). Since 2018 GFBio e.V. receives funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

GFBio e.V. Fact Sheet (in German)

Our role in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

In October 2020, GFBio e.V. has become part of the German National Research Data Infrastructure NFDI. The association acts as coordinating partner in the NFDI4BioDiversity consortium, one of the large, community-driven networks that form the NFDI. This role comes with a substantial increase in staff and the responsibility to organize the transition of GFBio services into new structures. Also, the network of data providers will grow substantially. The brand GFBio will be sustained.

GFBio e.V. staff

To stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many of us are currently working from home. Our telephone availability may therefore be limited in some cases. The best way to reach us is to send us an e-mail. Please leave your contact details with us and we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

Executive Secretary
Barbara Ebert

Barbara Ebert

+49 160 2219569


Christane Dörr

Christiane Dörr

+49 421 80719841


Sandra Nowack

Sandra Nowack


Merle Schwarten

Merle Schwarten

+49 421 80719842


Data and Software Services
Michael Diepenbroek

Michael Diepenbroek


Ivaylo Kostatinov

Ivaylo Kostadinov

+49( 421 80719846


Jimena Linares

Jimena Linares

+49 421 80719849


Claas-Thido Pfaff

Claas-Thido Pfaff

+49 421 80719847



Marc Weber

+49 421 80719848



Linus Franz

+49 421 377029921



Barbara Wagner

+49 421 377029920


Project Coordination
Katharina Frohne

Katharina Frohne

+49 421 80719844


Maria Meister

Maria Meister

+49 421 80719843


Judith Weber

Judith Engel


GFBio e.V. board members

The GFBio e.V. board is the highest management body of the association. All members are working in an honorary capacity.

  1. Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner
  2. Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Birgitta König-Ries

Treasurer: Dr. Janine Felden

  1. Assessor: Dr. Dagmar Triebel
  2. Assessor: Dipl.-Inf. Anton Güntsch

Institutional Members

GFBio e.V. Institutional Members

Interested in joining GFBio e.V.?

We are an open community. Active supporters of RDM best practices in biology - individuals and organisations - are always welcome! There are many ways to contribute: you and your organisation may represent the needs of a scientific community, offer solutions and insights, or simply be a FAIR advocate.

Please download our membership application form and send the signed form to vorstand[at] for review. The annual GFBio membership fee is 50 € (including VAT). We recommend to subscribe to our SEPA Direct Debit Schema. For more details please check the GFBio e.V. contribution rules (Beitragsordnung).

Mitgliederversammlung 2019

Further questions?

GFBio - Gesellschaft für Biologische Daten e.V.

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