OSIRIS

Open Science Information and Research Infrastructure

Connecting Collections,
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:

RELEVANT

Nature & Culture & Technology

A joint initiative of research institutions holding natural, cultural, technological, and life collections, and institutions of data competence.

16

Institutions

Twelve Leibniz and four additional major collection-holding institutions join forces and form the nucleus of a scalable and open infrastructure.

1000+

People

1000+ scientists, collection managers and technical staff guarantee the long-term development and maintenance of the OSIRIS collections.

150

Million Objects

150 million physical objects and their digital data represent a major share of the global natural, cultural, social and technological diversity.

PUBLIC

Citizen (Community) Science & Open Data

The open and globally guaranteed access to data for everybody involves Citizen Science in a global network of knowledge.

MOBILIZES

Digitization

High through-put digitization infrastructure; AI technology; multilayered data; data competence; establishment of inter- and transdisciplinary research.

INTEGRATES

Technology & Sciences

Natural, cultural, technological information; advanced technologies; inter- and transdisciplinary approaches; community science.

FACILITATES

Knowledge & Innovation

Open access to evidence-based information; bio-techno-cultural insights; development of relevant future fields.

SOLVES

Wicked Social Problems

Development of courses of actions for wicked problems like biodiversity-, climate-, as well as cultural-crisis and societal / democratic destabilization.

TRANSFORMS

Societies

Contributions to a sustainable social transformation as a cornerstone of humankinds’ future. Fosters a fair share of knowledge.

EMPOWERS

Societies & Politics

Active contributions to execute goals of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15).