Fraunhofer-ePrints is the official institutional repository of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and it should provide public access to the published results of the research activities of the organisation. The technical implementation of Fraunhofer-ePrints is compliant with the standards set by the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI).

Being one of the first organisations to sign the "Berlin Declaration", the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to the principle of open access to knowledge.
Fraunhofer-ePrints upholds certain standards and services that promote data integrity, the exchange of data, and long term archiving.