The Information Technology Group at the MPIWG aims to provide an optimal infrastructure for operating digital resources, tools, and publication channels. The specific task is to develop instruments adapted to exploit the promising potential of the digital world both for research and for academic publishing.
The IT Group develops software solutions according to the needs of the institute's projects and maintains an infrastructure for publishing primary and secondary sources on the web. Hence the focus is on new innovative solutions based on open source software but also on stabilizing the existing infrastructure to provide access to Internet sources as part of an increasing demand from inside and outside the institute. Web presentations have become an integral part of research in all departments and independent research groups. These research websites are jointly maintained by the researchers and the IT Group; the sites give access to material relevant to their research interests and are part of their dissemination strategies of research results.