Research Platform

Hochschule Geisenheim University's Research Platform

[Translate to English:] Portalseite der Forschung

The research platform is the public section of our research information system FIS (Forschungsinformationssystem) – a web-based databank which collects and stores all information regarding the university’s research activities and provides context information on the projects. After a long trial phase, the research information system went live on January 1, 2022 as specified by the service agreement from December 15, 2021. The system collects data, i.e. metainformation, on the following research activities:

  • Publications 
  • Projects
  • Doctoral theses 
  • Presentations 
  • Other activities 

Our goal is to:

  • Merge research information from different sources into one integrated research information system
  • Simplify data collection and management by importing data from different IT systems and digital sources (e.g. literature data bases) and avoiding redundant entries
  • Harmonize research data by integrating national and international standardization processes (as specified by the Research Core Dataset initiative by the German Council of Science and Humanities)
  • Raise public awareness and visibility of Hochschule Geisenheim University’s research profile among scientists and the public.

The introduction of the research information system at our university benefits both our scientists and our research administration.



Hessen Research Information System (HeFIS)

HeFIS is a cooperation of Hessian universities with a strong research focus who have joined forces to coordinate the collection, introduction, use and development of research information systems (FIS).

As part of the joint project, each university implements a customized research information system. At the same time, the coordination within the network is meant to create synergies, for example by establishing a mutual basic data model. 

HeFIS is the first cooperation of research-based universities in Germany with the aim to professionally communicate research and development activities to the broader public.