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Research results are increasingly being shaped by digitalisation processes - this applies both to research methods and to their communication in science and society. At the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Digital Transformation of Research" (DiTraRe), we are investigating the effects and potential of the increasing digitalisation of scientific work.

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In four different research clusters, we examine approaches based on use cases from different disciplines and develop concrete solutions that are then generalized together. The "Protected data spaces" cluster is dedicated to the handling of sensitive data in sports science. "Smart data acquisition" deals with intelligent data acquisition using the example of "smart laboratories" in chemistry. The "AI-based knowledge spaces" cluster is researching the effects of artificial intelligence in biomedical engineering. We are investigating the influence of new forms of publication based on large amounts of data using the example of climate research in the "Publication Cultures" cluster. At a meta-level, we reflect on the effects of digitalization on the security of scientific work as well as the changed perception within and outside the scientific system.

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The Leibniz Association connects 96 independent research institutions that range in focus from natural, engineering and environmental sciences to economics, spatial and social sciences and the humanities.

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FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur ist eine der führenden Adressen für wissenschaftliche Information und Dienstleistung und Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. Die Kernaufgabe von FIZ Karlsruhe ist die professionelle Versorgung von Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft mit Forschungs- und Patentinformation sowie die Entwicklung von innovativen Informationsinfrastrukturen.

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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

What is a Leibniz ScienceCampus?

Leibniz ScienceCampi enable Leibniz institutions and universities to collaborate on specific topics in the sense of a regional partnership.

The aim is to create networks in order to further develop the respective research area and strengthen the scientific environment. Leibniz ScienceCampi conduct strategic research, promote interdisciplinarity in topics, projects and methods, make the respective location visible and strengthen its research profile.

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