The project «ID+Lab» is dedicated to modeling interdisciplinary
research contexts. Its underlying consideration is that the ambiguous category
of a discipline does not properly describes research. In fact, the description
of interdisciplinary research is approximate only when taking into
consideration the variety of specific actors and their connection to each
other. Therefore, the so called «ID+Method» generates 11 relevant types of
actors, different types of relations as well as rules of modeling. These models
create differently compatible clusters of actors, and point out various
possibilities and problems of relations - without a need of the discipline as a
Within the project, this method of modeling is transformed into a digital modeling tool: the «ID+App». Using the «ID+App», researchers without prior knowledge can model their own research contexts. Thereby, a record of the framework of knowledge production is being produced, contributing to the current debate about Open-Science by disclosing the practices of research. Furthermore, the scientist gains insight about his or her work through modeling: new connecting points are made explicit, showing further project development possibilities.
The modeling tool is integrated into the «ID+Stage» - a platform for the publication of interdisciplinary research projects. Therein, various forms of publications should be enabled, which wouldn’t be usual in discipline-specific contexts. All those publications will be published together with their representative «ID+Modeling». Thus, the «ID+Publication» is to be understood not only as a result or an interim status but also as a meta-perspective disclosure of its formation process.