Digitale Editionsprojekte mit Werkzeugen unterstützen und en passant dieNachnutzbarkeit der Forschungsdaten fördern: Das Beispiel TextGrid TextGrid is designed for researchers who require tools and services for the description, annotation, indexing, analysis, and publication of cultural artifacts, particularly texts, images, manuscripts, musical score, and other objects, and who place value on long-term data curation and ensuring the reusability of research data. TextGrid is a research group consisting of ten project partners and has been funded since February 2006 by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Since the release of TextGrid version 1.0 in July 2011, the Virtual Research Environment is primarily used by projects creating digital editions in philology, the history of science, and musicology. In this presentation in the session "Virtual Research Environments," TextGrid's specific organizational and technical approach, in contrast to other concepts for Virtual Research Environments, will be presented. TextGrid is developing a complete solution for the entire research process in digital edition projects. TextGrid provides two closely linked components: a desktop software with research tools and a repository for research data. In the integrated work environment, researchers will have direct access to help functions and tools for metadata encoding and for long-term preservation, with the aim of ensuring the long-term availability and accessibility of research data. Using the example of various publishing projects that already use TextGrid in their research, the advantages and disadvantages of the TextGrid approach will be discussed. The Lower Saxony State and University Library, Goettingen, is leading the project. As an academic library, it sees as its task to work together with scholarly disciplines to develop services to support the research process and to promote the use of digital methods.