Cooperation Partners

  • GWDG - Gesellschaft für 
    wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung

    AG eScience

    Scientific Prerequisites for Building an Infrastructure for the Long-Term Archiving of Research Data: "Archival Cultural Heritage Online" (ArCHO)

    The research cooperation between the Research Program “History of the Max Planck Society” (GMPG) based at the Max Planck Institiute for History of Science in Berlin and the Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG) has the goal of creating the scientific concepts and requirements for building a sustainable infrastructure that enables the long-term archiving of research data

    Description of Partner Project (37.7 KB)

  • Dr. Philipp Wieder

    • Scientific & Technical Consultant

    • Philipp Wieder (PhD in Computer Science, TU Dortmund, 2013) is a specialist for research infrastructures and service design. He has distinct experience in distributed systems, IT service management, project management, and research-related services. Philipp Wieder is Deputy Head of GWDG and leading their Working Group "eScience".

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  • Urs Schoepflin

    • Scientific Curator

    • Urs Schoepflin (diploma in sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, 1975) is a specialist for digital collections and of the digitization of cultural heritage. He has worked and published on digital libraries, open access, scholarly communication and scientometrics. Prior to his position in the framework of the cooperation GWDG-GMPG he was director of the Research Library of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 1994–2015.

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  • Dr. Ulrich Schwardmann

    • Scientific & Technical Consultant

    • Ulrich Schwardmann is the deputy head of the Working Group „eScience“ at the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen (GWDG).

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  • Arizona State University

  • Dr. Manfred D. Laubichler

    • Research Scholar

    • Manfred D. Laubichler is President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at Arizona State University and a professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He and his group study among others the problem of evolutionary innovations—from genomes to technologies and knowledge systems. To this end Laubichler and his team develop novel analytical methods (big data computational history of science) and a general theory of phenotypic and knowledge evolution (extended evolution theory). Laubichler first studied zoology and mathematics in Vienna and received his PhD in Biology from Yale University before studying history and history of science at Princeton. His honors include being an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

      Within the GMPG Research Program Laubichler focuses on the role of the MPG within the development and differentiation of the life sciences, including international comparisons.

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  • Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany