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Electronic dissertations plus (eDissPlus)


The eDissPlus project is being carried out by the German National Library in cooperation with the Humboldt University of Berlin and is being funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The objectives of the project are to design and develop a prototype integrated system for archiving and publishing the research data generated or used by doctoral students as part of their dissertation project. Both organisational and technical models should be analysed, tested, developed and the resulting prototype implemented. A further objective is to develop consultation and other services to provide practical support for doctoral students in the creation and management of research data.

The German National Library is performing the following tasks:

  • Expansion of the existing workflow for the legal deposit of dissertations with the German National Library to enable research data belonging to dissertations (including descriptive and technical metadata) to be transmitted as OAIS-compliant information packages to the German National Library.
  • Expansion of the URN service or the development of similar services which allow the acquired research data to be identified, addressed and linked to the corresponding thesis on a persistent basis.

Project partners

  • Humboldt University in Berlin
  • German National Library


German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project duration

1 June 2016 - 31 December 2018

Project website

Last update: 13.07.2018

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