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eSciDoc: a discipline-independent e-Research infrastructure

In a strategic partnership, FIZ Karlsruhe and the Max Planck Society (MPG) are developing an integrated e-Research infrastructure for web-based scientific work and multidisciplinary applications for practical use. Special emphasis is given to publication management and the development of future-oriented working environments (virtual research environments) for scientists from different disciplines.

eSciDoc consists of a generic, discipline-independent infrastructure and the services that are built on it (eSciDoc-Solutions). Thus it supports the entire scientific work process, from the idea to experiments, analysis, data aggregation and publication – not only in common text form. All data involved in this process (documents and primary data like spectra, text corpora, microscopic photographs, etc.) are sustainably stored with the help of the eSciDoc infrastructure.

From mid-2004 to mid-2009, eSciDoc was funded as joint project of FIZ Karlsruhe and the MPG within the scope of the “eScience Initiative“ of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The results of the eSciDoc project ensure that research results and materials of the Max Planck Society are freely accessible and available for a long time.  They also support the integration of these materials into the eScience network that is currently under development. The focus is on scientific collaboration, interdisciplinary research in eScience scenarios, and an optimized use of information in a global scientific environment.
The entire eSciDoc software is available as Open Source under the Common Development and Distribution License (CCDL). The positive response to eSciDoc, in particular from countries outside Germany, is reflected by the growing number of users, partners, and other interested persons who evaluate and use eSciDoc and take it as a basis for the development of further applications.
Appropriate promotional measures to facilitate the transition from a funded project to a community-driven Open Source project were already taken during the project phase and are now continued. The annual “eSciDoc Days“ give everyone interested a comprehensive overview of the eSciDoc infrastructure and its possible applications. eSciDoc users demonstrate existing applications and discuss potential further developments together with  FIZ Karlsruhe and the MPG.