Bielefeld University is rolling out a research information system (FIS). A research information system is a database containing a continually updated, comprehensive directory of the researchers and research activities of an institution. The aim behind this pooling of data is, in particular, to make research output more visible through a comprehensive, context-related presentation of research activities, as well as to provide data in accordance with the specification of the Research Core Dataset (KDFS).
In addition, it should reduce the workload of researchers in documenting their research and provide them with support in presenting their scientific expertise to the outside world.
A more detailed overview of the project goals, information on the structure and how the FIS functions as well as the linked research portal can be found on the following pages.