A “virtual workshop for digitalisation in science” will be funded at the University Jena, as part of the Michael Stifel Center Jena. “Werkstatt” is German for “workshop”: a place to get work done. Foundations for new paths within data science will be laid here using machine learning techniques, either in fully-automated fashion, or using human-machine interactions. The mail goals are to make the usage scientific data more efficient and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations in all fields of digitalisation.