Helmholtz Federated IT Services

The top position of Helmholtz research is increasingly based on cross-centre and international cooperation and common access to data treasure and -services. At the same time, the significance of a sustainable software development for the research process is recognised.

HIFIS builds and sustains an excellent IT infrastructure connecting all Helmholtz research fields and centres.

This includes the Helmholtz Cloud, where members of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres provide selected IT-Services for joint use. HIFIS further supports Research Software Engineering (RSE) with a high level of quality, visibility and sustainability.

The HIFIS clusters develop technologies, processes and policy frameworks for harmonized access to fundamental backbone services, such as Helmholtz AAI, and Helmholtz Cloud services. HIFIS Software also provides education, technology, consulting and community services.

Helmholtz Digital Services for Science — Collaboration made easy.

Further Information

Almost all information on HIFIS is publicly available.

Participating organisations

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Forschungszentrum Jülich
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
German Cancer Research Center
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


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