The Leibniz Association comprises 87 institutions conducting application-oriented basic research and providing scientific infrastructure. In total, around 16,800 people work for Leibniz institutions – including 7800 scientists and researchers. The annual budget amounts to just under 1.4 billion euro.

The Leibniz Association is characterized by the variety of subjects and disciplines treated in the institutions. This variety allows, in particular, to bridge the gap between the humanities and social sciences as well as natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. The research museums in the Leibniz Association preserve and explore the natural and cultural heritage. They also showcase research and are places of learning, thus eliciting fascination for science.

Together with other science organisations, the Leibniz Association signed the "Berlin Declaration" and thereby committed itself to supporting and developing the open access process.

On these websites, you will find a central access point to freely accessible electronic publications authored by Leibniz researchers. LeibnizOpen repository serves as a means to implement the  "WGL Guidelines on open access" which aim to facilitate free exchange of the quality assured research results as defined the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.

The repository indexes open access publications of Leibniz institutes across all disciplines and sections. The repository's content reflects the whole range of topics and publication types which are generated in the context of research and education activities at the WGL institutes.