Research and Development at TIB

To develop its services, TIB carries out applied research and development in order to help shape the transformation towards the digitisation of science and technology with the aid of digital services. The aim of this research is to enable innovative, efficient and seamless access to data, information and knowledge and to structure large information spaces, making them optimally accessible.

To achieve our goal, we work closely on site with Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH), the L3S Research Center and Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSH), have jointly appointed professorships and jointly train young scientists.

Research Groups and Labs

Research focuses on Data Science and Digital Libraries, Scientific Data Management, Visual Analytics, Open Science and Non-textual Materials..


We develop sustainable digital services, increasingly rely on open source and are happy to share our experience on DevOps, Agile processes, automation and other topics in the field of development.

Leibniz Joint Lab

Within the framework of a Joint Lab, we conduct research in the fields of Data Science and Open Knowledge together with the Leibniz Universität Hannover and the L3S Research Centre.

Promotion of young scientists

Through our participation in various PHD and training programs, the supervision of theses and student projects, we promote and qualify our young scientists.

Project overview

We are working on forward-looking research and development projects in a large number of projects with national and international partners.

News from R&D

Current news and job offers in the fields of research and development at TIB

Research information

In our research information system based on the open source/semantic web software VIVO, we present TIB's research output as Linked Data.

Knowledge and technology transfer

As an institution of the Leibniz Association, we understand knowledge and technology transfer to mean communicating our knowledge to science, industry, politics and society. Consulting, mediation and application are the focus for us.

Students @ TIB

Would you like to write your bachelor's or master's thesis at or in cooperation with the TIB? On this wiki page you will find various proposals for your thesis on current topics related to the TIB's fields of activity.