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Informationsdienst Wissenschaft, scientific information service provides you with current information from science and research – and enables you to research such information yourself.

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The idw-online archives are available for research on specific topics. Here, all of the information ever published on our newspage is stored and can be retrieved using the website’s search function (top left) or the advanced search function (top right). Simply enter one or more search terms or select the criteria for your search.

You will also find information issued by any particular member of idw e.V. via our membership directory. In addition to the contact data for the press office, it contains each member institution’s press releases and schedule of events.

All events organised by our member institutions are also listed under idw events. They can easily be filtered according to subject areas, regions and/or dates.

Special programmes for journalists

Journalists can apply for accreditation with Informationsdienst Wissenschaft. In this way, you will also receive press releases subject to a news embargo, and you have access to the idw expert recruitment service. The latter allows you to scan our member institutions for professionals specialising in your research topics, using the idw expert agent. It will also give you access to the lists of experts specialising in selected topics, which have been compiled by our team for you to use in your own research.

To obtain accreditation, first install an idw access portal, then send in your valid journalist pass or other credentials for your professional identity as a journalist, either by e-mail to, or by fax to +49 (0)921 34 8998978.


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).