Open Research Information at TIB

More and more universities and research institutions are pooling the output of their researchers in research information systems (FIS). Comprehensive, reliable and comparable research information makes it possible to strategically develop one's own institution. Research information systems help to generate reports in accordance with modern national standards (in Germany, especially the "core data set research") for third-party funding agencies and ministries and make experts from your institution available to the press and the public. Open research information is indispensable for creating a reliable basis for this.

The TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology has been successfully researching and developing research information and research information systems for years, particularly in the context of making research results visible and networking them. Since 2013, the TIB has been involved in the worldwide community for the development and dissemination of VIVO, an open source software for displaying networked researcher profiles on the Internet. The consistent focus on linked data, open standards and ontologies makes VIVO a flexible solution for a wide range of applications. This is not the only reason why VIVO is used by the TIB in various projects.

In addition to setting up and operating its own research information system, the TIB advises and supports universities and colleges, research institutions, science organisations, professional associations, research sponsors and project management agencies in the design and implementation of their own solutions.



A practical workshop at the TIB

To simplify the analysis of research information, we have developed a prototype based on the open source search engine Elasticsearch and the open source analysis and visualization tool Kibana.

As part of the BMBF project ROSI we collect open data sources from which scientometric information can be generated. We want to develop a prototype that integrates this data transparently and customizable into researcher profiles in the research information system VIVO.