Within the framework of the “specialist information services for science” funding program, the DFG’s specialist information service (FID – Fachinformationsdienst) for political sciences aims to sustainably optimize the cross-regional supply of literature and the information infrastructure for political science research in Germany.
The FID for political sciences has been managed by the Bremen State and University Library and GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences since 2016. In the upcoming funding phase, the research data center Qualiservice, located at the University of Bremen, will now join as a third project partner.
“I am very happy about the DFG’s approval,” says Maria Elisabeth Müller, director of SuUB Bremen and head of the project. “I am particularly pleased that we have impressed with what we have achieved so far and with the direction of our new application.” Professor Betina Hollstein, head of the research data center Qualiservice, adds: “The approval of this application provides a tremendous boost to the handling of qualitative research data in the field of political science, while also wonderfully complementing the activities within the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI – Nationalen Forschungsdateninfrastruktur).”
Dr. Philipp Mayr of GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences emphasizes: “The GESIS team looks forward to continued excellent collaboration with the project partners and is very happy to contribute its expertise in information retrieval and text mining.”
The projects in the third funding phase (2022–2025) will focus on:
• Expansion of the Pollux research portal (previously 8 million documents) to include evidence from related neighboring disciplines
• Improvement in visibility and searchability of text corpora and research blogs
• Strengthening of public relations
• Expansion of the open-access offering
• Research data management of qualitative research data
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