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Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Life sciences research needs a solid infrastructure.

ZB MED carries out the applied research required to achieve this.

Open research profiles with Wikidata and Scholia for the LRA Open Science

“Wikidata” is a collaborative linked open data platform where facts can be stored, edited and queried semantically. In the project, metadata on selected publications by members of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science were systematically integrated into Wikidata. This enables tools such as “Scholia” to automatically generate profiles of researchers and institutions or to increase their visibility in profiles on specific topics, scientific journals, conferences or awards.

By involving research staff and library staff of the participating organisations in the data integration process, they were introduced to the use of Wikidata. In addition to the increased visibility of the work of the LFV members, the project ensures that metadata is collected in a sustainable and open, freely usable resource (Wikidata) and thus made accessible for further research projects. At the same time, it taught and consolidated competencies in Wikidata and contributed to Open Research.

ZB MED’s role in the project

Coordination, tool development, data preparation and workshop organization


25 June 2020 - 30 June 2021

Funding bodies

Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science


  • Wikimedia Germany
  • Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik

All members of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science as well as volunteers from the Wikimedia community were free to get involved in the various phases of the project either selectively or systematically.