Research infrastructure

The University of Tübingen has outstanding technical infrastructure to enable research at the highest level. We aim to give our researchers the best possible conditions in which to work and have therefore used Excellence Initiative funding over recent years to establish Core Facilities which vastly increase our infrastructure performance in the fields of bio-informatics, chemistry, physics, and in the digital humanities. The full spectrum of disciplines benefits from this - from medicine and the sciences to the humanities and social sciences, to theology.

Core facilities

Digital Humanities Center

The Digital Humanities Center provides researchers in Tübingen with an efficient infrastructure, services for research and a comprehensive range of advice on data management. This includes support for the full range of humanities disciplines when it comes to dealing with digital resources, methods, and tools (digital humanities). In close co-operation with the university’s Center for Information, Communication and Media, the Digital Humanities Center creates sustainable infrastructure.

Digital Humanities Center

LISA+ – Center for Light-Matter Interaction, Sensors & Analytics

The Center for Light-Matter Interaction, Sensors & Analytics (LISA+) is a multidisciplinary nano-structuring and analysis laboratory, run by Physics and Chemistry research units Guest researchers can use the LISA+ equipment and clean room for their research projects. The LISA+ team offers professional advice on process issues and research questions.


Methods Center

The Methods Center promotes basic methodological research, exchange on methods, and interdisciplinary teaching at the University. It advises on the planning of empirical studies and their evaluation and acts as a bridge between the social and the natural sciences.

Methods Center

QBiC – Quantitative Biology Center

The Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) promotes and coordinates research in the field of quantitative biology, in particular with high-throughput methods. In addition, QBiC organizes the expansion and operation of the necessary infrastructure. QBiC also supports researchers in the planning, execution and evaluation of experiments with high-throughput methods, and archives the resulting data.


TSM – Tübingen Structural Microscopy

The Tübingen Structural Microscopy (TSM) coordinates the existing resources in (cryo) electron microscopy of the Departments of Biology and Earth Sciences and the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP) at the Campus Morgenstelle. The TSM brings together scientists from the geosciences, life sciences and materials sciences and support them in their research by providing methodological advice and training.


Research data manage­ment

Research data management (RDM) is an essential prerequisite for the digital preservation, reusability and archiving of scientific data., Zhe University of Tübingen supports responsible and sustainable handling of research data and offers a variety of services in this area, across disciplines as well as for specific fields.

Research data management

Further service facilities

Alongside our Core Facilities, the University Library and the IT Center (ZDV) provide many resources for research and study.