Task Force: Software and Data

Coordinators: Bernd Flemisch, Holger Steeb, Steffen Frey


This task force is related on the one hand to the software concept of SFB 1313 and addresses all questions arising from its realisation. On the other hand, it addresses management of data gained from simulations and experiments.

Software concept

For each computational model that is developed in a modelling project, this includes the topics of design, development process, version-control management, quality assurance, usability and sustainability of the corresponding software. Since the coupling of two or more software packages is at least interesting for several modelling projects, the corresponding issues of code interfaces and interoperability will also be discussed. Moreover, the synergies of using common pre- and post-processing tools such as grid generators and visualization packages are evaluated.

Core software frameworks in SFB 1313 are DuMuX and preCICE. DuMuX is a porous-media simulator based on the numerical toolbox DUNE. PreCICE is a coupling library for partitioned multi-physics simulations. Both are open-source software frameworks which are also developped within the projects of SFB 1313.

Data management

The task force collects and discusses the requirements of the experimental and modelling projects concerning the management of research data. Topics of fundamental interest are the installation and use of the SFB 1313-central data repository as well as the establishment of a workflow to equip the research data with metadata. The first published results of this effort can be seen in the growing number of published datasets within SFB 1313.

Datamanagement system in SFB 1313


  1. Schneider, M., Flemisch, B., Frey, S., Hermann, S., Iglezakis, D., Ruf, M., Schembera, B., Seeland, A., & Steeb, H. (2020). Datenmanagement im SFB 1313. https://doi.org/10.17192/BFDM.2020.1.8085


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Bernd Flemisch

Principal Investigator, Research Project D03

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Martin Schneider

Postdoctoral Researcher, Task Force "Software and Data", Research Project A02

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