Our lab contributed and contributes to numerous initiatives of the research information community, for example:

One focus of our work is the open source research information system VIVO. We are commited to better open source solutions in this field. We do so by participating in various committees and working groups:

We co-founded the VIVO-DE activities and we are fostering the VIVO community in Germany and Europe. We are organizing and hosting the German VIVO Workshops:

The TIB is member of


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.