By “information infrastructure” we mean the entire set of content, technologies, methods, processes, and associated services that make it possible to generate, distribute, and maintain knowledge. The information infrastructure is part of the research infrastructure; it is becoming increasingly important in the course of the digital transformation of science.
With our activities, we contribute significantly to the information infrastructure: We provide information to researchers in science and industry worldwide. To this end, we develop very large volumes of patent and research information from a wide variety of sources. For precise research and intelligent analysis of these data, we develop and operate innovative information services and e-research solutions, e.g. for research data management and digital preservation.
We advise our customers so that they can use our services competently and efficiently.
The first priority for us is the quality of our services. In order to maintain and further develop their high level, we conduct research with a focus on new methods of text and data mining and semantic analysis.
Our unique selling proposition: We are a large company in the SME sector and generate significant revenues on the international information market with our products and services. We combine the neutrality, independence and reliability of a public institution with the professionalism of a service provider who has been internationally successful for decades. We see ourselves as a partner for science, industry and politics.
Our public mission is to provide scientists and researchers all over the globe with scientific information, to develop the appropriate products and services, and to conduct applied research. Accordingly, we are dedicated to strengthening knowledge transfer in Germany and abroad, fostering innovation, and supporting collaboration in science and research.
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FIZ Karlsruhe is one of the institutes of the Leibniz Association. The Leibniz Association connects 96 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz Institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance.
Our products and services have paved the way for digitization and continue to do so. We have accompanied and promoted the digitization process throughout the more than 40 years of our our history, and we will continue to contribute our ideas and to research into innovative solutions in order to respond to the requirements of scientists. The “Milestones” timeline chronologically presents our interim goals in a wider context.
Our Open Access Policy
Open Access stands for unrestricted and free access to quality-assured scientific information on the Internet. By removing technical, financial and legal barriers, Open Access helps to accelerate scientific innovation processes and improve the visibility of research results.
We encourage our scientists to publish research results in accordance with the Open Access principle.
Research data are data generated in the course of scientific projects, e.g., through observations, experiments, simulations, surveys, interviews, source research, recordings, digitization, evaluations. Algorithms and (research) software are also included. Research data management begins with the planning of a project and ends only after the deletion of the data after an appropriate holding period.
Where legally and ethically possible, research data should be published in suitable repositories and offered for subsequent use for reasons of transparency, traceability, and connectivity of research. FIZ Karlsruhe supports the FAIR and CARE principles in this regard.
FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure has anchored integrity as a value in its mission statement. As a scientifically working institution, we consider scientific integrity and good scientific practice a responsibility of both our institute and all our employees - and we undertake to comply with the corresponding standards. Our guideline is intended as an institute-specific specification of the "Leibniz Code of Good Scientific Practice" and the "Guideline for Good Scientific Practice within the Leibniz Association".
Equal opportunity is anchored in the mission statement of FIZ Karlsruhe and a fundamental value in our corporate culture. It is a central claim in the daily work of our institute. We understand equal opportunity to mean all measures aimed at equalizing the living situations of male and female employees as well as those of employees with a different gender identity.
Equality is a central requirement in the daily work of FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. Gender-neutral language is an important element of equality, because language shapes reality and influences our perception.
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