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FIZ Karlsruhe — Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, formerly Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, is a nonprofit organization with the public mission to make sci-tech information from all over the world publicly available and to provide related services in order to support the national and international transfer of knowledge and the promotion of innovation. The service institution is member of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community, a union of German research institutes. The institute provides information services and infrastructure for the academic and research community and maintains a collection of scientific databases.
- STN International, the online service for sci-tech research and patent information, offers a wide array of databases, the FIZ AutoDoc full-text delivery service, and retrieval, analysis, and visualization functions. STN is developed and operated by FIZ Karlsruhe in cooperation with CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service, Columbus/Ohio). The Scientific & Technical Information Network, offered in partnership with the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), resells over 200 scientific and patent databases including CAS REGISTRY and CAplus, INSPEC, Compendex, Derwent World Patents Index, INPADOC, the USPTO Genetic Sequence Database (USGENE), and GENESEQ. In May 2009, FIZ Karlsruhe became the European marketing agent for the SequenceBase data subscription version of USGENE.
- KnowEsis comprises e-Science solutions, e.g. digital infrastructures, independent of scientific disciplines, that support the process of research in all its stages, from idea to experiment, analysis, data aggregation, and publication. The activities focus on virtual research environments, hosting, and long-term availability.
- Databases and Information Services comprises both conventional database production and the development and operation of science portals in the following subject areas:
- Mathematics and computer science: The main product here is Zentralblatt Math (ZBMATH), an abstracting service in mathematics research, offering detailed abstracts and reviews dating back to 1868. The computer science portal io-port.net provides access to computer science publications from all over the world.
- Crystallography and chemistry: The Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD). FIZ Karlsruhe also indexes scientific publications for the CA database on behalf of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS).
- Energy: On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) FIZ Karlsruhe represents Germany in the international co-operations ETDE and INIS producing the databases ENERGY (energy and energy technology) and INIS (peaceful use of nuclear research and nuclear technology). On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), FIZ Karlsruhe’s BINE information service supports the targeted dissemination of research results in the fields of energy efficiency and renewables.
FIZ Karlsruhe also conducts applied research on data management, information mining and information retrieval in close collaboration with academic institutions and research organizations and offers professional training and support to young scientists.
- Zentralblatt MATH zbMATH Database (formerly Zentralblatt für Mathematik - Mathematics Abstracts)
- MathEduc MathEduc Database (formerly ZDM: Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik / International Reviews on Mathematical Education)
- io-port, an informatics portal and computer science database, also containing entries from the Computer Science section of Zentralblatt MATH
- Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
- ETDEWEB, Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE)
- ENERGY, a bibliographic database on energy research and energy technology. "The (FIZ Karlsruhe) ENERGY database is produced in collaboration with the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE), a program of the International Energy Agency (IEA)."
- FIZ Karlsruhe company profile
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community Institutes
- About STN International
- From Concept to Content: The Genesis of USGENE (Feature article, Nov/Dec 2008 issue, ONLINE Magazine)
- A comparative study of patent sequence databases, Piet Jan Andre, et al., World Patent Information, Volume 30, Issue 4, December 2008, Pages 300-308
- FIZ Karlsruhe now markets in-house version of USGENE, the USPTO Genetic Sequence Database, in Europe.
- FIZ Karlsruhe (English-language version)
- STN home page
- MathEduc Database
- io-port.net/ informatics portal
- BINE Informationsdienst / portal for energy research applications
- USGENE home page