FID – Specialised Information Service “Educational Science and Educational Research”

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding this project to lift the provision with educational scientific literature and other sources that are relevant to educational research onto a higher level.

Project Description

The specialised information service “Educational Science and Educational Research” (Fachinformationsdienst Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungsforschung) renders a contribution to a supply of scientific information, across locations in Germany. It aims at delivering the scientific resources required by education scientists for their particular research needs quickly and directly – preferably in digital format. The Information Centre for Education and the Research Library for the History of Education at DIPF collaborate closely with three other co-operation partners and the pertinent community in developing services with a priority on the following disciplines:

  • Education science
  • Educational research
  • Subject didactics
  • Higher education research
  • Research on textbooks and educational media
  • History of education

FID services have largely been integrated into the German Education Portal, which the project partners are supporting in order to create a comprehensive search and documentation area and subject-related service portal.

The specialized information service FID is monitored by an advisory board that brings together subject-specific and librarian expertise, and usage is continually being evaluated.

Project Coordination (DIPF): Dr. Julia Kreusch

Project Objectives

A requirement-oriented and subject-specific service is being developed for a national delivery of research-related resources paying high priority to digital formats and a promotion of Open Access.


The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)  funding programme “Scientific Information Services” (Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft).



Project Management

Project Team

Project Details

Current project
Area of Focus Open Science
01/2015 – 12/2027
External funding
Contact: Dr. Julia Kreusch, Information Manager