Development of a digital research infrastructure

Project description

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science investigates how categories of thinking, proving and experiencing have historically evolved. For this, a digital research infrastructure will be developed.

The Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI), together with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, is developing a sustainable software system with proven scientific methods for digital resources. The goal is to ensure workflows and services for a wide range of digital research projects. Furthermore, a knowledge graph is produced, which makes the sources and research results more usable. Important here is the close coordination with the research projects of the institute. The software system should also be usable for other institutes of the Max Planck Society, so that the data analysis and networking, as well as a reuse of research raw data can be made possible. Furthermore, a digital research environment for (guest) researchers of the institute will be provided. Other international initiatives, in particular CLARIN-D and DARIAH, will be connected.

The InfAI also ensures the accessibility, practicability and interoperability of existing and future digital resources within the institute. As a result, the research results of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science are made available to the entire scientific community inside and outside the institute.