Services and Infrastructure

The QUEST Center is planning a variety of services to increase quality of research:

Open Access

Free access to the results of scientific work is one of the key concerns of Open Science. In 2015, the Berlin Senate passed the so-called Open Access Strategy for Berlin , which, among other things, formulates the goal that by 2020 60% of all articles from scientists of all Berlin scientific institutions should be freely accessible.

The BIH supports this goal within the framework of its strategy 2026. Until then, almost every publication from the BIH should be freely available. In order to achieve this goal, the BIH, together with its member entities, Charité and MDC, is taking structural and technical measures to support the implementation of Open Access.

Further information:

BIH Open Access Publication Fund

Questions can be addressed to:


Electronic Lab Notebook

One important first measure, for example, is the transition from paper labbooks to so-called electronic lab notebooks (eLN). These eLNs facilitate collaborations within and between team groups ("team science"). Furthermore, they increase the quality and reliability of research documentation and are thus an essential element not only in the digitization process, but also in increasing the robustness and efficiency of research at BIH.

QUEST is planning to implement an eLN for interested BIH researchers from the Charité and the MDC soon. The eLN will meet the the criteria of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), respective DIN EN ISO regulations as well as 21CFR11 of the FDA.

In the first year of implementation only a limited number of groups will be onboarded, to ensure a close contact and extensive support.

If you are interested please enter your contact data here. You will then be informed about the next steps.

Further information: electronic lab notebook – FAQs