The electronic infrastructure makes it possible to store the results of gender research indefinitely, while making the data more widely accessible. There are also plans to create a transdisciplinary platform for free publishing. The repository will function as a bridge between the research on women's and gender studies that has been conducted over the past several decades and the future viability of women's and gender studies as a recognized and networked field. Setting up the repository is a step toward open access, the preferred form for publishing gender research.
The project is being led by Dr. Anita Runge, the managing director of the Margherita von Brentano Center at Freie Universität Berlin (Project Leader), Dr. Karin Aleksander from the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Professor Dr. Sabine Hark from the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies at Technische Universität Berlin.