Project mission


We believe that scholarly authors are at the center of scientific progress.  That is where the academic research is being done.  And that is where the data about academic research is created.

So we believe the authors are an important source of academic metadata.  Individual academics are willing to share data about themselves, because it promotes their work.  The data they can share is very useful when combined with the usual library-type documents data.

In 2000, the idea was poineered by Markus Klink and Thomas Krichel through the HoPEc project in Economics.

If you share our ideas and want to help, participate or collaborate, we’d like to from you.


We aim to create a general and powerful tool, which will help people implement the same idea in other areas than Economics.  That’s why ACIS stands for “Academic Contributor Information System”.

Check out the documents section for further details.


The Open Society Institute supports our work through a grant of its Information Program.