Elfrun Lehmann

Elfrun Lehmann

Freie Universität Berlin - Geochemistry

Research Data Management

Malteserstraße 74-100, D-12249 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: ++ 30 838 71 682


As a research data manager, I am in charge of the management, archiving and publication of data produced in the CRC projects. The data management team and I are working on developing the infrastructure and tools to archive and retrieve those data products. I am currently a member of several network organizations (COPDESS, RDA, NFDI4Earth) supporting FAIR and Open Data policies and the advancement of metadata standards. 

Currently, I am a member of TRR 170's Gender Board.

Prior to my recent work, I was the CRC scientific coordinator and managed the administrative and financial activities of the CRC and the IRTG graduate program during the first funding period (2016-2019). Previous to this, I joined the FUB Geochemistry group to coordinate the application process of the CRC proposal to the DFG (2015).

Before joining the FUB Geochemistry group, I was involved in several projects at U.S. (NOAA, Earth Tech, George-Mason University, AeroKinetics) and German (PIK, FUB) research institutions and in the private economy sector. In this work I used large data sets from observations and models to investigate feedback processes in the earth system in the area of air quality and bio-atmosphere interactions.

I graduated from the University of Mainz (Germany) with a Diploma in Physical Geography followed with a M.Sc. in Computational Science from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA, US).

Peer-reviewed publications

In review: M. Klöcking, L. Wyborn, K. A Lehnert, B.W., A.M. Prent, L. Profeta, F. Kohlmann, W. Noble, I.Bruno, S. Lambart, H. Ananuer, N.D. Barber, H. Becker, M. Brodbeck, H.Deng, K. Deng, K. Elger, G. de Souza Franco, Y. Gao, K.M. Ghasera, D.C. Hezel, J. Huang, B. Kerswell, H.A. Koch, A.W. Lanati, G. ter Maat, N. Martínez-Villegas, L.N. Yobo, A. Redaa,  W. Schäfer, M.R. Swing, R.J.M. Taylor,M.K. Traun, J. Whelan, T. Zhou, 2022, Community recommendations for geochemical data, services and analytical capabilities in the 21st centuryGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, “Invited Review”. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2023.04.024

Presentations & Conference Contributions


Lehmann, Elfrun et al., Globally findable planetary data: The interdisciplinary TR170-DB RepositoryGoldschmidt conference 2023,  Lyon, France, 9-14 July 2023. https://doi.org/10.35003/RXRA3S


Lehmann, Elfrun; Becker, Harry; Cardoso, João; Wendel, Klaus; Seidel, Marko, 2022, INF: TRR 170 Data Management – Building a planetary data portal, Aktionstag Forschungsdaten, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, October 27, 2022. https://doi.org/10.35003/1LHCDC.

Lehmann, E. and H. BeckerThe TRR170-DB Data Repository: Improving Metadata for FAIR Planetary Replication Datasets (poster), GeoMinKöln 2022, Köln 11-15 September 2022.

Becker, H. and Lehmann, E.: Metadata examples for isotopic data in cosmo- and geochemistry data repositories (poster), Goldschmidt conference 2022,  Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA, 10-15 July 2022, https://conf.goldschmidt.info/goldschmidt/2022/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/13294

Lehmann, E. and Becker, H.: Future NFDI4Earth Interest Group: Metadata Standards for Geochemical Data, 1st NFDI4Earth Plenary Meeting Dresden, Germany, 9-10 June 2022. https://doi.org/10.35003/2VFUVA

Lehmann, E. and Becker, H.: The TRR170-DB Data Repository: The Life Cycle of FAIR Planetary Data from Archive to Publication (talk), EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-9960, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-9960, 2022.

Lehmann, Elfrun; Becker, Harry; Cardoso, João; Wendel, Klaus; Seidel, Marko, 2022, INF: TRR 170 Data Management – Building a planetary data portalhttps://doi.org/10.35003/1LHCDC, TRR170-DB, V1, TRR 170 Annual Retreat, May 4-5, 2022.

Lehmann, E., H. Becker: The TRR170-DB Repository: A Data Repository for Divers Planetary Data, LPSC 2022, no. 2340 (poster), The Woodlands (TX), U.S., 7-11 March 2022. 


Lehmann , E.: Archivierung und Veröffentlichung der Daten aus dem TRR 170 Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets, Research Data Management (FDM) Working Group of Freie Universität Berlin, December 2021.

Lehmann, E., Becker, H.: The TRR170-DB Data Repository: Access to Planetary Data From Various Resources, Astromaterials Data Management in the Era of Sample-Return Missions Community Workshop, no. 2012 (talk), Tucson (AZ), U.S., 8-9 November 2021, https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/astromaterials2021/pdf/2012.pdf


Lehmann, E., Becker, H.Building a Portal for Interdisciplinary Planetary Data (poster), Geo.X Annual Meeting 2020, Berlin. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3549658


Lehmann, E., Becker, H.: Building a Portal for Interdisciplinary Planetary Data (poster), GeoMünster 2019, Münster. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3549658