Networking and policy shaping

Our offer for partners

Cooperative ventures and partnerships are a key component of the networking process.
We are always looking for new partners and cooperations. Please contact us, if you are currently developing a project in the field of life sciences or open access, which you would like to realise with us.

Current cooperations

In the field of open access, ZB MED collaborates with:
Alliance of Scientific Organisations in Germany
Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science
TH Köln
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences

In the field of publishing in life sciences, ZB MED collaborates with:
Bonn.realis (German only)
BfArM (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices)

In the field of research data, ZB MED collaborates with:

In the field of digital long-term preservation, ZB MED collaborates with:
TIB - Leibniz-Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library
ZBW - Leibniz-Information Centre for Economics
Open Preservation Foundation (OPF)
Rosetta User Group (RUG)


ZB MED is currently represented on the following committees with the aim of helping to shape government policy and integrate the latest developments in its own services.
Science Europe
Leibniz Association: LeibnizOpen
Leibniz Association: Open Access Working Group
Leibniz Association: Research Data Working Group
nestor/DINI Working Group "Research data" (German only)
nestor Working Group "Documenting digital preservation" (German only)
nestor Working Group "Format recognition" (German only)
nestor Working Group "SIP specification" (German only)




Prof. Dr. Ursula Arning

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5603
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Birte Lindstädt
Head of Research Data Management

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-97803
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