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Do you have any questions about ZB MED`s services or the range of literature we offer? Or maybe you need some tips on how to run searches in LIVIVO?

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.


DINI-OAI-Validator – Quality assurance for publication platforms

DINI, the German Initiative for Network Information, awards a Certificate for Open Access Publication Services to OA repositories and publication services that meet its catalogue of criteria. This certificate has been highly successful in promoting the practical implementation of common standards and recommendations for open science. The DINI-OAI Validator tool plays an important role in validating the adoption of these standards. Over time, it has moved beyond its certification remit to become a popular instrument for repositories that wish to effectively validate the quality of their service. After many years of successful operation, the DINI-OAI Validator needs a fundamental overhaul. The DOV-QuaPub project aims to update and upgrade this important service and adapt it to real-world user requirements.


1 December 2022 – 30 April 2024

Funding bodies

German Research Foundation - Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (DFG-LIS)


  • Isabella Meinecke, Hamburg State and University Library
  • Thomas Severiens, Jade University of Applied Sciences, Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth
  • Daniel Beucke, Göttingen State and University Library