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June 2015

Neues Zeolith kann mehr Wärme speichern

June 2015

Stabiles Netz trotz flexibler Einspeisung

May 2015

Windenergie-Anlagen rütteln und schütteln

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Tag der gewerblichen Schutzrechte,
Stuttgart, 30. Jun
CICM 2015, Washington, 13. - 17. Jul
AALL - American Association of Law Libraries, 10th Annual Meeting and Conference, Philadelphia, 18. - 21. July

Academic Services

To support research and teaching at colleges, universities and non-academic research institutions and to strengthen their position in a competitive international scientific environment  is a key task of FIZ Karlsruhe. Our goal is to provide high-quality information and reliable services to scientists and researchers throughout the entire process of scientific value generation.

Our information services are the basis of a professional information supply. They are offered to users at academic institutions at special rates. Some discipline-specific science portals, produced in collaboration with partners in Germany and other countries, can even be used for free.

Our e-Science solutions  include digital information infrastructures. They are aimed at supporting scientists in retrieving, processing, sharing and jointly using  (digital) information at all stages of the research process. As an international service partner we offer various services in this field.

Our experts teach at institutions offering training courses for librarians and information specialists. We assist students from these fields in preparing their theses and tutorials and offer them practical training and internships.

The Academic Program of the international online service STN International offers special conditions with considerable price reductions (usage discounts, fixed prices).


Users at academic institutions can benefit from a vast offer of web services in mathematics. These include zbMATH (Zentralblatt Math), the world’s most complete abstracting service in the field of mathematical research, and ELibM (Electronic Library in Mathematics), a virtual mathematical library offering free access to the publications.

The computer science portal offers free access to more than 1.5 million worldwide publications in computer science and related disciplines. The offer is targeted at computer scientists at universities and software developers in industry. was developed together with universities and scientific associations.

Energy and Environment

For many years, FIZ Karlsruhe has been an important partner for the worldwide exchange and collection of energy technology information. Users in Germany have free access to comprehensive information in the fields of  energy research and energy technology  and nuclear science and engineering.

ICSD is the world’s largest database for inorganic crystal structures. It contains about 130,000 crystal structures and is an optimum tool for identifying unknown crystalline phases, for example via powder diffraction, single crystal diffraction or NMR spectroscopy.

FIZ Karlsruhe develops innovative e-Science solutions under the name of KnowEsis. This includes modern digital information infrastructures which sustainably support and secure the process of scientific value generation. The aim is to support the entire work process, from the idea to experiments, analysis, data aggregation and publication. 

As a service institution with long-standing experience and expertise in the field of information technology, we offer a broad range of services, including consulting, training, support in implementing suitable open source software, and hosting of whole applications.