Lambert Heller

Head of TIB Open Science Lab, TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology


Lambert Heller started TIB’s Open Science Lab in 2013. His talks and projects mainly look at how research infrastructures and cultural heritage institutions change and grow in a networked, globalized world. Main aspects are responsible governance of research infrastructure, and building digital capability. One example is Lambert’s team making VIVO popular in Germany and Europe, and more generally helping research communities being less dominated by proprietary research information systems and indicators. Another popular example is helping communities by running a book sprint: Inviting a group of experts, and guiding them through writing a book within one week. Since 2017, Lambert explores the opportunities of Bitcoin and similar for research funding, research infrastructure governance, and decentralized identity for researchers. He is supervisor to TIB’s participation in European-Commission funded blockchain related projects QualiChain (Decentralised Qualifications’ Verification and Management for Learner Empowerment, Education Reengineering and Public Sector Transformation) and ConDIDI (Conference Digital Identifier Integration).