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Short Answer

Because the DFG provides funding for the costs related to the preparation of research data to fulfill the FAIR criteria, the criteria that are followed by GFBio.

Detailed Answer

To sustain research data management as an integral part of your research we recommend applying for money in the course of your research proposal and to name GFBio as a partner if you intend to archive your data through GFBio. The DFG is prepared funding costs related to the preparation of research data to fulfill the FAIR criteria (more information by the DFG can be found here). Additionally, the DFG recommends applicants to consult and use established data service centers, such as GFBio (see specific DFG recommendations for biodiversity data).

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