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)


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

At TIB, we use the open source research information system VIVO for research profiles. We have extended it with the feature to add Mastodon IDs and thus verify their Mastodon profiles.

Der Beitrag Verification of scholarly social media accounts in the Fediverse erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


Starting from March 2022, TIB’s Open Science Lab has been hosting three scholars from Ukraine, whose research were disturbed by the war. In the first week of July, an introductory webinar, dedicated to Research and Academic libraries of Ukraine was conducted. Accordingly, this blog post is meant to…