The Berlin University Alliance is an association of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin with the long-term aim of creating and shaping an integrated research space in Berlin. It has defined five objectives for its work:
- Focusing on grand challenges
- Fostering knowledge exchange
- Advancing research quality and value
- Promoting talent
- Sharing resources
In order to achieve these objectives, the Alliance funds numerous projects, many of which include work to develop tools and services for managing research data.