eSciDoc is a joint project of the Max Planck Society and Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 2004-2009.

Both Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe see eSciDoc as of strategic value for the two organizations. Therefore, both partners have signed a cooperation memorandum that covers the further joint development of eSciDoc for the time after the current project.

At the same time, both partners will transform eSciDoc into a community-driven effort in the spirit of a true open source project. The Fedora Commons community considers eSciDoc to be one of the flagship projects in the field of eResearch.

  • The open source philosophy and community model
  • the ongoing partnership of Max Planck Society and FIZ Karlsruhe
  • the further development of the eSciDoc software
  • the extensive services offered to the user community

ensure the sustainability of a state-of-the-art eResearch environment for multi-disciplinary research.