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

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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.


Reducing emissions from livestock rearing – individual measures

The goal of the EmiMin project is to find ways of reducing emissions in livestock farming. The project team is conducting research into different types of livestock shed to determine how emissions are affected both by the specific technical measures taken to construct the facilities and by various combinations of measures. Their focus is not only on emissions such as ammonia and methane, but also on odour emissions.

ZB MED’s role in the project

ZB MED’s primary responsibility in the EmiMin project is to develop a systematic method of managing the data. The first step for the ZB MED project team is to work together with the researchers on the development of a data management plan that will be dynamically updated as the project evolves. To do this, ZB MED is using the Research Data Management Organizer (RDMO) tool created by the German Research Foundation (DFG). One of the goals of the project is to tailor the RDMO to the specific requirements of agricultural science in order to provide a dedicated tool for future applications. The next step is to determine which data will be published and digitally preserved in ZB MED’s Specialist Repository for Life Sciences. The majority of the data is measurements taken in animal sheds. To enable the data to be reused in future research projects, they are to be indexed and made available online through the ZB MED search portal LIVIVO.


1 July 2018 – 31 March 2024

Funding bodies

Scheme to promote innovation run by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) with funding from the German Federal Republic’s Special Purpose Fund managed by the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank development agency in Frankfurt am Main


  • KTBL Darmstadt (German association for technology and structures in agriculture), Dr. Martin Kunisch
  • Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kiel, Prof. Dr. habil. Eberhart Hartung
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Department of Engineering for Livestock Management, Uni.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Amon
  • Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Büscher
  • Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim, apl. Prof. Dr. Eva Gallmann