eSciDoc - The Open Source e-Research Environment

eSciDoc is an e-Research environment developed specifically for use by scientific and scholarly communities to collaborate globally and interdisciplinary. It comprises core functionality including a Fedora repository (eSciDoc Infrastructure), a set of complementing services (eSciDoc Services), and application build on top of the infrastructure and the services (eSciDoc Applications) that enable innovative e-Research scenarios. Scientists, librarians, and software developers can work with research data, create novel forms of publications, and establish new ways of scientific and scholarly communication.

Project Partners

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Max Planck Digital Library

FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2004-2009).


The software is available as open source software. The development of the eSciDoc Infrastructure ended in 2012. We do not recommend using the software for new projects due to security issues.

Some former eSciDoc applications are still under active development. Please contact the Max Planck Digital Library to learn more about reuse options for the software.

Selected Publications