Helmholtz Services


HIFIS ensures an excellent information environment for outstanding research in all Helmholtz research fields.


The service portfolio of HIFIS Software is structured into 4 different components that seamlessly interoperate with each other: Education & Training, Technology, Consulting and Community Services.

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We build and foster communities to support the necessary cultural change in science when dealing with research software.

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Software Engineering Consulting

We offer free-of-charge consulting in software engineering as a service to research groups under the Helmholtz umbrella.

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Software Development Infrastructure

We provide a sustainable, well integrated and easy to use technology infrastructure for scientific software.

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Research Software Directory

A central software directory tailored to Research Software Engineers and Researchers that want to promote or discover research software.

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HIFIS for Research Software Engineers

Overview of the benefits of HIFIS for Research Software Engineers.

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Software Spotlights

The Helmholtz Software Spotlights represent top success stories of Reseach Software Engineering in Helmholtz.

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Education & Training

We offer courses, materials or workshops to help you in getting started or in boosting your software engineering practice.


In the Helmholtz Cloud, members of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres provide selected IT-Services for joint use.

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Helmholtz Cloud

The Helmholtz Cloud offers IT services to all Helmholtz centres and the entire scientific community and partners.

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Service Orchestration

Enhancing the composability of Helmholtz Cloud services to enable scientific workflow pipelines.

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HIFIS for Helmholtz Cloud Service Providers

How to hand in new service to be offered in Helmholtz Cloud.

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Benefits for Helmholtz Cloud Service Providers

By providing a service via the Helmholtz Cloud, you increase the value of your services and resources.


High-performance trusted network infrastructure with unified basic services.

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Helmholtz AAI

Seamless Access to Cloud Services for Helmholtz & Friends.

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Helmholtz Backbone (VPN)

A trusted Helmholtz network to securely route scientific data transfer between centres.

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HIFIS Transfer Service

An FTS based large data transfer service connecting Helmholtz research.


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HIFIS for IT Support Experts

Overview of the benefits of HIFIS for IT Support Staff.

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HIFIS for Scientists

Overview of the benefits of HIFIS for Researchers.

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To build up new and improve existing services, we are interested in your current work flows and working environment.