The “OpenIRIS for JenaVersum” user day on 18.06.2024 marked the successful completion of the pilot phase, in which over 100 devices that promote cooperation from various JenaVersum partner institutions were incorporated into the web-based open source platform OpenIRIS.

In his welcoming address, Georg Pohnert, interim President of the University emphasized the importance of the project for cooperation in research. Robyn Brackin, as part of the OpenIRIS board, explained the structure and mission of the platform. She emphasized the efficiency and collaborative benefits that arise from improved visibility of devices. Aurélie Jost from the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse and Tobias Sperka from the Leibniz Institute on Aging then presented their perspectives and experiences with the platform. Project coordinator Jeanin Jügler then presented use cases and highlighted the platform’s individual setting options.

A central task of JenaVersum is to promote the efficient and coordinated use of research infrastructure and the exchange between scientific partner institutions. With the “OpenIRIS for JenaVersum” project funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the network is taking a major step in this direction.