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LinkAhead – Thinking Data Management Ahead

You want to manage your data, without clumsy software restrictions? Start using LinkAhead now!

LinkAhead is a flexible software toolkit to create your own semantic Research Data Management System (RDMS). In contrast to typical approaches LinkAhead is designed to adapt to new requirements: simply start small now and grow big later! The basis of LinkAhead (CaosDB) was developed at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen due to the lack of a suitable RDMS. Based on these solid foundations, LinkAhead now targets the dynamic environment of R&D and its integration with existing workflows is assured to be minimally invasive.

In LinkAhead data can be connected according to its meaning. This improves findability and allows you to more easily access legacy data. Hidden treasures are no longer out of reach! The conceptual ideas were published here. Or do you want to try it out right away? Just click the button below:


You like LinkAhead and want to get the most out of it?

The IndiScale team consists of core developers of LinkAhead. With our LinkAhead subscription we can thus provide you with reliable and fast updates and upgrades. Additionally, you will be able to run the software in the best tested environment for maximum reliablility.

Our standard LinkAhead tools cover many use cases right away. Still, you might require a tailored solution for integrating other systems or connecting new hardware, for example some laboratory device that provides lots of data.

We can provide you with personalized software solutions as well as customization and adaptation of the LinkAhead (or CaosDB) software itself.

We assist customers in all stages on the journey to a comprehensive and well integrated data management.

This includes trainings for LinkAhead, consulting on data management and data safety. We also provide convenient support and maintenance plans for LinkAhead.

Learn Interactively!

You learn the most when you can try new concepts yourself. Learn about the innovative data management employed in LinkAhead in an interactive tour.

Basic aspects like data modelling and searching data are covered and you get a glance at how process automation can look like.

Click on the button below and look for the orange “Start” button to dive in.

Interactive Tour

Innovationspreis 2019

We scored the first prize in the category for founders and young entrepreneurs at the Innovationspreis 2019 competition of the county Göttingen. Proudly, we carried home the artistic trophy of a man carrying a horse after a very competitive event with a very diverse field.

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Full Power Ahead

1. Prize at the Lift-Off Competion

We successfully convinced the jury that our software LinkAhead is not only an innovative approach to face problems in daily research but also a promising business opportunity.

We are thus happy to announce: We won the first prize in the ‘Science’ catagory!

Picture by Ulrich Schubert; Göttinger Tageblatt; see the corresponding article

The Team

We are passionate about research and software development. Our personal, scientific experience drives us to provide the tools to lighten the burden of data management in research and development. We love to share our knowledge about data management, storage and analysis. We strive to maintain a close connection to active members of the scientific community.

Henrik tom Wörden

Dr. Henrik tom Wörden


Timm Fitschen

Timm Fitschen


Daniel Hornung

Dr. Daniel Hornung

Finance & Development

Alexander Schlemmer

Dr. Alexander Schlemmer

External scientific advisor

Dr. Florian Spreckelsen

Customer Service

What we offer

Here are details on two special offers and the three standard packages:


Get the most out of your Community Edition with the StartAhead package. We organize a workshop on LinkAhead usage at your institution and provide consultation on data models and LinkAhead integration. Also, the amount you paid for StartAhead can be deducted from later purchases of LinkAhead Plus or LinkAhead Pro.

Public Research Institutions

For LinkAhead Plus and LinkAhead Pro, we offer a discount of 30 % to public research institutions! Contact us to find out if your institution qualifies.

LinkAhead Community Edition

The Community Edition includes the sources and a binary package of LinkAhead. You can use this with an arbitrary number of users.

LinkAhead Plus

LinkAhead Plus comes with a special environment (docker) in which your LinkAhead instance runs. This guarantees that you have the best tested and thus most reliable setup. You are provided with updates and upgrades directly by IndiScale which can be easily applied. Furthermore, we include a support quota to cover questions about usage, assistance with the integration of LinkAhead, minor development and customization.

LinkAhead Professional

LinkAhead Professional is your comprehensive all-round plan, so you do not need to worry about anything! You provide the hardware, we install LinkAhead, tend to backups and updates and perform regular data integrity checks. LinkAhead Professional also includes a larger support quota.

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Gesellschaft: IndiScale GmbH

Postadresse: Lotzestraße 22a, 37083 Göttingen, Germany

E-Mail:  info @

Geschäftsführung: Henrik tom Wörden

Telefon: 49 551 288 76 48-0

Handelsregister: HRB 205721,

Amtsgericht Göttingen

USt.ID: DE325018726

Hinweis: IndiScale,LinkAhead und CaosDB sind eingetragene Marken der IndiScale GmbH. Eine Verwendung ohne vorherige Zustimmung ist nicht gestattet, mit der Ausnahme von CaosDB: Der Name CaosDB kann für unveränderte Kopien der CaosDB-Software verwendet werden sowie für daraus kompilierte Software. Die Freiheiten der AGPL-v3 werden hiervon nicht eingeschränkt.