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Digital services for science – where is the journey heading?

  • 1. ZB MED – Informationzentrum Lebenswissenschaften
  • 2. Max Planck Computing and Data Facility
  • 3. HIS-Institut für Hochschulentwicklung e.V.
  • 4. Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  • 5. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1. Umweltbundesamt Aussenstelle Berlin-Grunewald
  • 2. Universität Regensburg
  • 3. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
  • 4. Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum und Bau
  • 5. Max Planck Digital Library
  • 6. Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar und Meeresforschung


Due to advances in information technology, ever-increasing cross-domain networking
in science and research and the need to share services and resources, distributed
digital services are being increasingly used by stakeholders in research and science.
This development is reinforced by the requirements imposed by funding agencies
(both state actors and project funding bodies) to optimise research processes, secure
results on a sustainable basis and make them fully available for use. The necessary
digital transformation is accelerating this process, and research must endeavour
to play a proactive role in it, taking on the challenges while maintaining digital



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Other: 10.5281/zenodo.4301924 (DOI)