Leibniz institutions

DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

The Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education supports educational research, educational practice, educational policy and educational administration on the basis of scientific infrastructure services as well as research and educational system evaluations. As a member of the Leibniz Association, DIPF aligns fundamental research with innovative developmental work and its implementation to the benefit of society.
Professor Marc Rittberger

German Institute for Adult Education –

Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE)

The German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE) is a forum in the fields of research and practice of continuing education in Germany and member of the Leibniz Association. The institute pursues the socio-political objective of conducting research on Adult Learning and Education and developing a more successful educational environment. Thus, it aims at creating conditions for personal development, social participation and employability. To meet those goals, the DIE conducts individual research. It supports practice by transfering academic findings and services.
Dr Kerstin Hoenig

DIWGerman Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is one of the leading economic research institutions in Germany. Its core mandates are applied economic research and economic policy as well as provision of research infrastructure.
Dr Peter Löwe

FIZFIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure (FIZ KA)

The FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a leading international provider of scientific information and services. The central mission is to supply scientists and companies with professional research and patent information as well as to develop innovative information services.
Dr Luzian Weisel

GEIGeorg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI)

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research conducts application-oriented, multidisciplinary research into textbooks and educational media, informed primarily by history and cultural studies.
Professor Ernesto William De Luca

GESISGESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany. GESIS renders research-based infrastructure services for information research, the planning and methodology of studies, and the collection, preparation, analysis, registration and archiving of research data from the social sciences.
Peter Mutschke

GIGAGIGA – German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

The German Institute of Global and Area Studies is a research institution for Area Studies and Comparative Area Studies focussing on political, economic and social developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Jan Lüth

IDSLeibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS)

The Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS) is the central non-university institution for the study and documentation of the contemporary usage and recent history of the German language.
Professor Andreas Witt

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

The Kiel Institute is an international centre for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education. The institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs.
Sylvia Künne

IPNLeibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)

The institute’s mission is the development and promotion of science and mathematics education through research. The institute puts its focus on the fundamental research questions concerning the teaching and learning of sciences and mathematics.
Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Olaf Köller

IWMLeibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)

The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien is an international leader in the research of digital media’s influence on the acquisition, exchange and communication of knowledge. Its application-oriented fundamental research is based on the interlocking of psychological and media technological expertise.
Professor Ulrike Cress

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) is the supra-regional scientific research support organization for psychology in German-speaking countries. It is committed to the idea of open science and sees itself as a public open science institute for psychology.
Professor Michael Bosnjak,  Dr Erich Weichselgartner

MfNMuseum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity (MfN)

The Museum für Naturkunde – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science is a research museum within the Leibniz Association. It is one of the most significant research institutions worldwide in biological and geo-scientific evolution research and biodiversity. The Collections of the Museum are directly linked to research. They comprise more than 30 million items relating to zoology, palaeontology, geology and mineralogy, which are highly significant for science as well as for the history of science
Dr Jana Hoffmann

LZISchloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics (LZI)

Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics is the world’s premier venue for informatics. World-class scientists, promising young researchers, and practitioners come together to exchange their knowledge and to discuss their research findings. Schloss Dagstuhl supports their scholarly work with a specialist library, the Open Data literature database dblp and as a publisher of academic Open Access publications.
Professor Raimund Seidel, Dr Marcel R. Ackermann

SOEPSocio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Every year since 1984, nearly 11,000 households, and more than 20,000 persons have been sampled by the fieldwork organisation TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. The data provide information on all household members, household composition, occupational biographies, employment, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators. Since the same persons are questioned every year, long-term social and societal trends can be traced.
Contact Dr Peter Löwe

TIBGerman National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
Leibniz Information Centre For Science and Technology and University Library

The German National Library of Science and Technology is the world’s largest library in its fields and supplies national and international research and industry with literature and information. The TIB Open Science Lab founded in 2013 is an incubator for advancing innovative technologies in the field of knowledge infrastructures.
Professor Sören Auer, Dr Irina Sens, Lambert Heller

ZBWZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)

The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature. The ZBW is a member of the Leibniz Association and a foundation under public law. Research at the ZBW focuses on Science 2.0/Open Science, Web Science and Knowledge Discovery.
Professor Klaus Tochtermann, Dr Guido ScherpDr Stephanie Linek

Further partners

HIIGAlexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Founded in March 2012, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is meant to enable innovative scientific research in the field of internet and society. Within the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, the HIIG contributes to the research area Open Science and two projects..
Dr Sascha Friesike, Dr Benedikt Fecher

IFIFederal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is recognized as a center of excellence for vocational research and for the progressive development of vocational education and training (VET) in Germany.
Dr. Bodo Rödel

IFIKiel University
Department of Computer Science

As a contribution to the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, the Department of Computer Science at Kiel University researches innovative methods for the collection, processing and publication of research data. The DFG-funded project PubFlow examines new approaches to automated workflow support for the publication of research data and evaluates them in experiments.
Professor Wilhelm Hasselbring, Professor Norbert Luttenberger

L3SL3S Research Center

The L3S is a research center for basic and applied research in the field of Web Science. The L3S researchers develop new, innovative methods and technologies that enable intelligent and seamless access to information on the Web, link individuals and communities in all aspects of the knowledge society – including science and education, and connect the internet to the real world and its institutions.
Professor Robert Jäschke, Professor Wolfgang Nejdl

HHUHeinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Institute of Linguistics and Information Science
Department of Information Science

Information Science at HHU carries out research in a broad spectrum of many areas of Information Science, which also accommodates teaching in its bachelor and master studies. These areas include Web Science, Social Media and Web 2.0, Recommender Systems, Emotional Information Retrieval, Blended Learning and Gamification.
Maria Henkel

HTWKLeipzig University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences was established in 1992 as a successor to the corresponding faculties of the former TH Leipzig. It offers courses in Computer Science, Media Informatics and Applied Mathematics which were accredited in 2006 and 2013. With these, the faculty continues the tradition of high-quality, practice-oriented teaching of these subjects.
Dr Toni Tontchev

IAIIbero-American Institute Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

The Ibero-American Institute (IAI) is an interdisciplinary centre for academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. It is home to the largest specialist library in Europe for the Ibero-American region. It is also a place of knowledge production, exchange and cultural translation.
Dr Christoph Müller

Impact Distillery

Impact Distillery offers data science as a service (DSaaS). It supports companies and political organisations in making informed decisions using traditional statistics and modern machine learning technologies.
Dr Marcel Hebing

KnowCenterKnow-Center, Graz

The Know-Center is Austria’s leading research center for data-driven business and big data analytics. Know-Center conducts applied and interdisciplinary computer science research in five research areas. From search technologies, machine learning or knowledge extraction from big data-bases to the presentation and visualization of massive amounts of information, efficient use of information in social media channels, collection of personal data via desktop- and mobile sensory devices and intelligent software solutions.
Professor Stefanie Lindstaedt

Open Knowledge Maps

Open Knowledge Maps was founded to enable all members of society to discover and reuse scientific knowledge and to share the insights gained in this process with others. To this end, the non-profit develops a visual interface to the world’s scientific knowledge following the principles of open science.
Dr. Peter Kraker

SLUBSaxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)

The Saxon State and University Library Dresden is a research library with a wide collection. It offers special expertise in the fields of retrodigitisation, data mining, standardisation of formats and research discovery..
Dr Achim Bonte

TU_FreibergTechnical University Bergakademie Freiberg
Institute for Business Information Technology

Since summer term 2012, scientists of the Institute for Management Information Systems have been teaching and researching topics in the overlapping fields of computer science, business administration and engineering with a particular focus on decision support systems for enterprises.
Professor Carsten Felden, Claudia Koschtial

TU DarmstadtTechnical University Darmstadt
Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery on the Web (WeRC) & University and State Library

The Research Initiative for Knowledge Discovery on the Web (WeRC), founded at the TU Darmstadt in 2010, is an interdisciplinary working group on knowledge processing focusing on Web 2.0. Of particular potential is the Web 2.0 with its so-called “wisdom of crowds.” The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) is a cooperation partner in this venture.

The University and State Library at the TU Darmstadt provides services for the university and the general public in Darmstadt and South Hesse as well as for local education and research institutions, public authorities, cultural institutions and enterprises.

http://www.werc.tu-darmstadt.de, http://www.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de
Professor Iryna Gurevych, Dr Wolfgang Stille

TU_Dresden_MZTechnical University Dresden
Media Centre

The Media Centre (MC) is a central unit of the TU Dresden dedicated to investigating and supporting teaching, learning and research by means of digital media technologies. The MC represents the ESF-funded eScience Research Network Saxony, whose aim it is to develop and disseminate research on the use of information and communication technologies at Saxon universities.
http://tu-dresden.de/die_tu_dresden/ zentrale_einrichtungen/mz/, http://www.escience-sachsen.de
Professor Thomas Köhler

Universität LeipzigUniversity of Leipzig

Institute of Communication and Media Studies

The Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig is considered one of the leading research centers and think tanks for communication management in Europe. Its Masters program for Communication Management has consistently been ranked the premier program for PR/corporate communication studies in Germany since its inception in 2007. The department for communication management’s research record is documented by over 75 book publications, more than
400 journal articles and numerous national and international studies.
http://www.kmw.uni-leipzig.de/en.html, http://www.cmgt.uni-leipzig.de/home.html?L=1
Professor Christian Pieter Hoffmann

UniPassauUniversity of Passau
Media Computer Science

The working group media computer science focuses on Linked Open Data and Knowledge Discovery as applied to research data as well as personalised Just-in-Time Retrieval to support scholarly communication processes.
Professor Michael Granitzer

MCMUniversity Library Mainz

The University Library Mainz regards itself as an innovative and professional service provider of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. The University Library Mainz supplies the lecturers, researchers and students of the University of Mainz and anyone else with literature and information and provides learning and communication places as well as virtual research and information environments. The University Library Mainz has special expertise in the field of academic integrity.

WikimediaWikimedia Deutschland

Wikimedia is a worldwide movement to support free knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation (located in San Francisco, USA) operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia. More than 40 local chapters support Wikimedia projects in their countries. Wikimedia Deutschland – Association for the promotion of free knowledge (Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens) is the oldest and largest local chapter and was founded in 2004 as a non-profit association and has more than 35.000 members today. (Source/Logo: Wikipedia)
Dr Dominik Scholl, Daniel Mietchen, PhD

ZB MEDZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences

ZB MED is a key component of European information infrastructure in the field of life sciences. It is also a driving force behind the creation of an interconnected digital ecosystem of knowledge. Through its semantic-based search portal LIVIVO and the open access publishing portal PUBLISSO, ZB MED offers a wealth of opportunities for researchers to acquire information, utilise research data, obtain literature and subject-specific information, and take advantage of information literacy support and digital, value-added services.
Professor Dietrich Rebholz-SchuhmannElke Roesner