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FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

Welcome to FIZ Karlsruhe

We are a leading international provider of scientific information and services. Our mission is to supply scientists and companies with professional research and patent information as well as to develop innovative information services. As a key player in the information infrastructure we pursue our own research program and also cooperate with leading universities and research associations.

We collect tremendous quantities of information from a wide range of sources, and we assure that this information can be accurately and reliably searched and analyzed at all times. We provide databases that contain around 1.5 billion documents. Our clients include international market leaders from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries as well as large patent offices and research institutes. In addition, we are engaged in the development of innovative e-science solutions and services, including systems for the confidential management of research data.

We are a non-profit corporation and the largest non-university institution for information infrastructure in Germany.

FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association, which comprises almost 90 institutions involved in research activities and/or the development of scientific infrastructure.

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June 2015

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June 2015

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May 2015

Windenergie-Anlagen rütteln und schütteln

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Major New STN® Release Delivers Essential Biomedical and Patent Content to IP Professionals
 
Largest content expansion to date extends the enhanced new STN search experience to a broader range of users.
 
Columbus, Ohio and Karlsruhe, Germany (February 10, 2015) – STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe, are pleased to announce the latest release of the new STN platform, a web-based search solution offering essential, value-added content  in an intuitive, powerful interface designed for professional IP searching. New databases deliver highly anticipated content, including premier biomedical databases BIOSIS®, MEDLINE® and Embase™, complementary life science databases CABA and FSTA, and full-text databases that expand global patent portfolio coverage beyond what is available on the classic STN platform.
 
“New STN is a modern, efficient research solution, and the addition of new biomedical and patent databases allows more IP professionals to take advantage of this enhanced search experience,” said Christine McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS.
 
The latest release also includes new features and interface refinements that enhance efficiency and usability. Additional thesauri, including the Embase Emtree Thesaurus and MeSH Medical Subject Headings in MEDLINE, enable discovery of search terms and synonyms for even more comprehensive retrieval.  Highly requested hit chemical structure displays and CAS Registry Number® highlighting speeds answer review by indicating the relevant chemical entities in CAplusSM search results.  In addition, INPADOC enhancements, including new family displays, increase users’ ability to leverage global patent content to answer business-critical questions.
New STN delivers the high-quality content, search power and precision needed to understand and protect intellectual property in today’s global economy. As searchers increasingly adopt the new platform, they have expressed appreciation for the enhanced search power, intuitive chemical structure search capabilities, and unique features, such as Extended Patent Family Tables, that enable them to search in ways that had not previously been possible. Users also praise the project-oriented workflow and intuitive interface that enhance their efficiency by integrating real-time analysis with query development and answer set review.
 
“This release marks an important milestone in bringing STN’s value-added content portfolio to the new platform,” said Dr. Rainer Stuike-Prill, vice president marketing and sales at FIZ Karlsruhe. “Feedback from users is instrumental to our progress, and we are excited to offer new content and features that deliver highly requested enhancements.”

 

Solar cells are not used to their full potential from a technical point of view

For the research on new suitable crystalline compounds scientists use the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) produced by FIZ Karlsruhe.

It is a long process from basic research to the release of a marketable product. Therefore, it is important for basic researchers to have access to reliable and professionally substantiated data. The precise knowledge of physical and chemical characteristics of the selected source material is indispensable for developing new compound classes. However, only the clever and innovative combination of all properties of substances gives the scientist the opportunity to come up with new ideas and areas of application. With a little luck a new substance will be used for industrial application.

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