Priority Initiative Digital Information

Alliance of the German Science Organizations

In June 2008, the Alliance of the German Science Organizations launched their new priority initiative "Digital Information", which is aimed at the establishment of an integrated digital research environment. The partners within the Alliance of German Science Organizations are committed to coordinate their basic political and professional decisions in the area of digital information and to develop joint activities in six identified target areas:

The respective working groups are coordinated by a Steering Group, in which all partners within the Alliance of German Science Organizations are represented.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AVH)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Fraunhofer Society (FhG)
  • Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers (HGF)
  • Association of Universities and Other Higher Education Institutions in Germany (HRK)
  • Leibniz Association (WGL)
  • Max Planck Society (MPG)
  • German Science Council (WR)

Role of MPDL:
As the key operator and service unit for the Max Planck Society in the domain of digital information the MPDL is representing the Max Planck Society in the Steering Group and in the working groups.

Contact and representatives in the Steering Group: Dr. Frank Sander, Dr. Ralf Schimmer

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