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Towards Open Digital Research Ecosystems – Interconnecting Infrastructures

February 14, 2024, 9:30 – 12:40


Digital infrastructures have become indispensable in the field of modern research and science. These technological frameworks play a crucial role for the entire research cycle, supporting literature searches, aiding in data collection and analysis, facilitating the creation and publication of scholarly works, and ensuring the thorough documentation and long-term storage of research findings. Additionally, these infrastructures serve as a vital means for networking and communication among peers, creating the essential foundation of an open and transparent science and research ecosystem.

Helmholtz employees were invited to join the Helmholtz Open Science Forum "Towards Open Digital Research Ecosystems" on February 14, 2024, where options for the seamless integration of these digital infrastructures have been discussed. Further, it was  examined how such an integrated ecosystem can support open science practices and vice versa.


Time Topic with provisional titles Speaker
09:30–09:40 Welcome  Roland Bertelmann, Helmholtz Open Science
09:40 - 09:50 Introduction Wolfgang zu Castell, GFZ
09:50 - 10:10

Advanced Information and Publication Management 

Robert Thiele, DESY
10:10 - 10:30

Pioneering Digital Research Landscapes: Innovations at HZDR

Oliver Knodel, HZDR
10:30 - 10:35 Break
10:35 - 10:55 Information on LabInfrastructure@Geo.X  Manja Luzi-Helbing, GFZ, Geo.X
10:55 - 11:15 The Open Infrastructure Portal for DESY and HIFIS  Tim Wetzel, DESY
11:15 - 11:35 Replicable image analysis across domains Deborah Schmidt, Helmholtz Imaging, MDC
11:35 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:00 The iDAI.world: an interconnected research infrastructures in an open science world Fabian Riebschläger, DAI
12:00 - 12:20 SciLake: the OpenAIRE Graph use-case Paolo Manghi, OpenAIRE AMKE (Greece) and Institute of Information Science and Technologies, CNR (Italy)
12:20 - 12:40 Wrap-up and final discussion Roland Bertelmann, Helmholtz Open Science


Genderjahn, S., Meistring, M., Bertelmann, R., zu Castell, W., Knodel, O., Luzi-Helbing, M., Manghi, P., Riebschläger, F., Schmidt, D., Thiele, R., & Wetzel, T. (2024). Helmholtz Open Science Briefing: Helmholtz Open Science Forum “Towards Open Digital Research Ecosystems – Interconnecting Infrastructures”. Helmholtz Open Science Office. https://doi.org/10.48440/os.helmholtz.076

Thank you for your participation!


Roland Bertelmann

Head of Helmholtz Open Science Office

Steffi Genderjahn

Open Science Officer

Marcel Meistring

Open Science Officer