eSciDoc is a complex software system. We do not offer an out-of-the-box experience, even though we work hard to simplify the installation, deployment, and usage of eSciDoc.

We are well aware that our documentation is unsatisfactory. Until we provide an extensive user guide and tutorials, you may find the following resources helpful:

Please keep in mind that eSciDoc is an open source project with very limited resources for support. If the above mentioned resources are not sufficient for your situation, please consider buying professional support (see below).

FIZ Karlsruhe offers professional consulting and support services for both Fedora and eSciDoc Infrastructure, including training, workshops, on-site support, and customer-specific development. Please contact

FIZ Karlsruhe
KnowEsis Consulting and Support Services
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

knowesis (at)


All institutes of the Max Planck Society are kindly asked to direct their support requests to the Max Planck Digital Library.