Open Science Information and Research Infrastructure
Creating a Future
OSIRIS takes on the huge challenge of making the large national cultural, technical and natural history collections – including living collections – comprehensively globally accessible for everyone – as a national infrastructure. OSIRIS aims to strategically develop them in their entirety and preserve them as the heritage of mankind.
OSIRIS – worldwide unique:
Nature & Culture & Technology
A joint initiative of research institutions holding natural, cultural, technological, and life collections, and institutions of data competence.
Twelve Leibniz and four additional major collection-holding institutions join forces and form the nucleus of a scalable and open infrastructure.
1000+ scientists, collection managers and technical staff guarantee the long-term development and maintenance of the OSIRIS collections.
150 million physical objects and their digital data represent a major share of the global natural, cultural, social and technological diversity.
Citizen (Community) Science & Open Data
The open and globally guaranteed access to data for everybody involves Citizen Science in a global network of knowledge.
High through-put digitization infrastructure; AI technology; multilayered data; data competence; establishment of inter- and transdisciplinary research.
Technology & Sciences
Natural, cultural, technological information; advanced technologies; inter- and transdisciplinary approaches; community science.
Knowledge & Innovation
Open access to evidence-based information; bio-techno-cultural insights; development of relevant future fields.
Wicked Social Problems
Development of courses of actions for wicked problems like biodiversity-, climate-, as well as cultural-crisis and societal / democratic destabilization.
Contributions to a sustainable social transformation as a cornerstone of humankinds’ future. Fosters a fair share of knowledge.
Societies & Politics
Active contributions to execute goals of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15).