The objective of our project is to further develop and integrate scientific university collections as decentralised infrastructures for research, teaching and education, with due regard for their diversity and specific local characteristics.

Our work focuses on the coordination of university collections throughout Germany. With this concept, we intend to establish concerted action that includes all participating actors. We develop current standards and recommendations for dealing with scientific collections, and we promote an exchange between collections acting more or less individually.

Another objective of our work is to increase the visibility and availability of scientific collections by means of digital indexing and digitisation. For this purpose, we are creating a central web portal for collections and objects.

In addition to this coordinating and conceptual work, we also provide individual consulting services in collection-related areas.