FIZ Karlsruhe develops - often in cooperation with partners - interdisciplinary e-Research solutions both within the framework of research projects and in the form of commissions from science and industry. Our activities focus on four areas:
Information services and the databases they offer (e-Content platforms)
Working environments for researchers that integrate digital data and tools (virtual research environments)
Services for research data management and digital preservation
Back ends for storing and managing data (databases and repository platforms)
These areas are interlinked: e-Content platforms provide data, for example, for virtual research environments. The results generated there generate new (digital) research data that must be adequately managed, published and made available in the long term. The results in turn flow into information services and thus become part of e-content platforms. These are characterized by the integration of the interdisciplinary understanding of scientific requirements with professional software development and the efficient operation of e-research solutions in a collaborative environment.
Our users and partners in the field of e-research are research organizations, academic institutions, foundations, scientific associations and publishing houses.