The Alliance’s Digital Information Initiative

The goal of the Digital Information Initiative by the Alliance of German Science Organisations is to equip scientists and academics with the information and infrastructures best suited to facilitate their scientific work. In order to achieve this aim better and more efficiently, the institutions of the Alliance agreed in June 2008 to coordinate their activities more intensively and to bundle their resources and expertise.

Cooperation within the Digital Information Initiative focuses on six priority areas: German national licensing, open access, a national hosting strategy, primary research data, virtual research environments and legal frameworks for the provision of scientific information.

The Digital Information Initiative is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the DFG, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Fraunhofer Society, the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, the German Rectors’ Conference, the Leibniz Association, the Max Planck Society and the German Council of Science and Humanities.