Open Research Information at TIB

The Lab Open Research Information (LORI) pursues the goal of making information about research activities interoperable, findable, reusable and accessible in open infrastructures.

  • We foster a commons of open research information
  • We are committed to ethical and responsible handling of research information.
  • We are guided by the FAIR principles.
  • We promote open source software for handling research information.
  • We support knowledge organisations in presenting their scientific output.
  • We work with and on open standards for describing research information, such as CERIF or the Core Data Set for Research.
  • We connect experts from research and administration.

We consider ourselves as a competence centre for the open source software VIVO. Learn more about our commitment, our service portfolio and our developments and materials.

Introduction to VIVO (in German)


There are many terms that sound similar but have different meanings: Effectiveness and efficiency. Sympathy and empathy. In discourses on information science, the digitisation of science and research and currently in connection with the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information, another…

The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information emphasises the value of publicly accessible research information for the scientific community and for a transparent and fair evaluation of its stakeholders. We explain what this declaration means and why the TIB is one of the first signatories.

On 11 September, we invite you to the VIVO MeetUp as a satellite event to SWIB23.