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)


Within the project ROSI (Reference Implementation for Open Scientometric Indicators) ImpactViz was developed as a tool to collect and visualize information on the impact of a publication. A plugin for Open Journal Systems (OJS) allows an easy handling of this tool.

Der Beitrag ImpactViz – An OJS…

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) has been launched. It appeals to scientific publishers to make the abstracts of the works they publish freely available. The TIB is supporting this call.

Der Beitrag TIB supports Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) erschien zuerst auf TIB-Blog.


Within the ROSI project (Reference Implementation for Open Scientometric Indicators) we conducted usability tests to test our developed software application. In this blog post, we would like to give an insight into our approach and our experiences to encourage other projects to use a similar…