About Us


TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library is the German National Library of Science and Technology. TIB represents and operates a national research infrastructure facility for the provision of scientific information covering engineering, information technology, mathematics, physics, chemistry and architecture. 

Through its active involvement in various projects,  including several NFDI projects, the TIB plays an important role in shaping the landscape of research data management and information services in Germany. By promoting open science principles and facilitating access to diverse data resources, the TIB supports the advancement of knowledge and fosters collaboration within the scientific community.

With the Terminology Service, TIB provides a single point of access to terminologies from domains such as engineering, chemistry, architecture, culture, economy, mobility and transport and earth system sciences. 


DKRZ, the German Climate Computing Center, is a national service provider for state-of-the-art super-computing, data services, and other associated services for the German and international scientific community to conduct top of the line Earth System and Climate modelling. DKRZ is firmly anchored in national and international climate research, but also HPC and data infrastructures. Since climate data itself forms the basis for all areas of climate research, but also ultimately has an impact on society, the connection to a wide range of disciplines is an absolute strength. As a pioneer in the field of research data management, DKRZ was involved in the development of DataCite DOI. In the course of this, the first DOI on research data was assigned by DKRZ. It is also involved from the beginning in the entire process of the Climate Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), the world's most important data for assessing possible future climate change. DKRZ played a key role in the development of data production, standardisation and quality assurance, right through to the publication and long-term storage of the simulation results.
The World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) is operated as a certified long-term archive at DKRZ. It collects, stores and disseminates Earth system data, with a focus on climate simulation data and climate-related data products. The mission of the WDCC repository is: long-term archiving, cataloguing, curating and publishing climate model data from globally distributed providers. Support for the use and maintenance of controlled vocabularies is an important component.

SGN- Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research

The Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN) was founded in 1817 by local citizens in Frankfurt with the name Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, which translates to the Senckenberg Natural Science Society. In regard to biology, the museum is one of the most important natural history museums in all of Europe, as well as one of the biggest. The SGN sponsors seven research institutes and three natural history museums. The museums are located in Frankfurt, Görlitz, and Dresden.

According to its tradition, the societies’ primary purpose is to conduct biological and natural research, and to make this accessible to everyone through publication, education, and its museums. Today, its purpose is more important than ever, due to a global increase in both interest and curiosity which leaves many biological questions to be answered, such as those regarding climate change and the conservation of our planet.