idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft

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idw-News App:


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Social Media

Obtain the content from Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (scientific information service) in different ways. Here we present the individual channels and their advantages.

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We are trumpeting all press releases published by our members on idw concerning research results, research projects and scientific publications since march 2022 in german and since june 2023 also in english. - german news - english news

We have installed a second Mastodon instance on our server in november 2022. Here you can create your own account for your idw institution in just a few steps and quickly network with other institutions to gain experience with Mastodon and exchange ideas. Please contact the idw-Team to get an invitation link.


X (formerly Twitter)

Follow us on X. We offer several channels to provide you with news from different categories and novelties from our information service itself.



With facebook we share technical and substantial news about our newest projects. Furthermore we post several times a week frequently read idw-news of our website.



With our news app, you can access the latest news from idw member institutions in real time. You can use keywords to find the reports that you are interested in and create your own personal news ticker. When a news item that corresponds to your interests is published, our app will notify you immediately.

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An algorithm developed in-house analyses all press releases from the past months and identifies relevant keywords, which you can then select as search criteria. We review and analyse search results on an ongoing basis to provide continuous improvements to the algorithm.

    At a glance:
  • Latest press releases/science news
  • Keyword-based filtering
  • Personalised news ticker

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Via RSS you can receive news from your prefered categories. After you have confirmed your settings, our system will automatically create a link for you.

RSS-Feed subscription

Receive news only from a particular member institution as an RSS feed, too. Select the desired institution from the membership directory. In addition to the “Press releases” and/or “Events” buttons, you can activate the RSS feed icon .

Further information about RSS-feeds you can find on our website under FAQs.



Search / advanced search of the idw archives
Combination of search terms

You can combine search terms with and, or and/or not, e.g. Philo not logy.


You can use brackets to separate combinations from each other, e.g. (Philo not logy) or (Psycho and logy).


Coherent groups of words will be located as complete phrases if you put them into quotation marks, e.g. “Federal Republic of Germany”.

Selection criteria

You can also use the advanced search without entering search terms. It will then follow the criteria you have selected (e.g. country or subject area).

If you have not selected any criteria in a given category, the entire category will be searched (e.g. all subject areas or all countries).