Author Archives: Roberto Carlos Cozatl Manzano

Research Data Management in the medical sciences

In collaboration with the ZBMED in Cologne, the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt will offer a workshop on research datamanagement in the medical sciences. The course will be given over four dates in November (9, 11, 16 and 18 of November) from 9 am to 11am.

A temporary programme for the workshop can be found here

Further details about the course and the link for participation will be sent to you after you have registered.

This training course will be given in english. Participation in the workshop is free upon registration. Please register here:

Please note that the registration for the workshop will close on the 31 of October

    Research Data Management Training Course

    This course is intended for all-qualification-level (bio-) medical researchers interested in being introduced to best practices in research data management (RDM). The course will be given in english and is free of costs, but registration is mandatory.

    Practical Details:
    Dates(s) and time(s):
    Nov 9, 2021 09:00 TO 11:00 AM
    Nov 11, 2021 09:00 TO 11:00 AM
    Nov 16, 2021 09:00 TO 11:00 AM
    Nov 18, 2021 09:00 TO 11:00 AM

    Organized by:
    ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences
    Gleueler Straße 60
    50931 Cologne (Köln), Germany
    Tel: +49 (0)221 478-78909


    University and State Library Sachsen-Anhalt
    August-Bebel-Straße, 13
    06108 Halle (Saale)

    Contact: (ZB MED)
    Mail: (ULB)

    Applications for this workshop are no longer accepted

    Do you work in the lab?*

    Do you handle big data (i.e. data that are “too large or too complex for ordinary computing devices to process”)?*

    Do you handle data underlying privacy issues (e.g. personal health data)? *

    Data protection: The personal data entered in the registration form will be exclusively used for the workshop’s registration and to create a programme which is specifically tailored for the audience. The data will be deleted after the workshop is concluded and not divulged to third parties.

    Open Science Webinars for Postgraduate Students at the MLU and other research institutions in Halle – 2021


    The Open Science Webinar series is aimed at PhD students and Postdocs from different backgrounds and disciplines at research institutions in Halle. Its purpose is to provide the audience with useful information about various aspects of Open Science (OS). In four webinars, a variety of OS topics including research data management, tools, standards, data protection, legal and intellectual property rights, tips for online publishing etc. will be covered. In a fifth seminar, a guest scientist will present practical and specific details about working with and the implementation of open science. It is hoped, this mixture between theory and a user case example might help the audience to better understand open science and where and how to start practicing it. 


    The MLU conference system mluconf will be used to deliver the webinars. There is no need to register; participants just need to join the webinar(s) on the day.

    The duration of the webinars is one hour, divided into a 40-45 min. presentation element and 15-20 min. slot for questions/discussion. The presentations will be available for consultation at a latter point via the Open Science website of the ULB.

    Preliminary Programme and Webinars Description

    NoTitleDate / Time
    1Open Science – an Introduction22.9.21 / 1 p.m.
    2A Primer on Research Data Management29.9.21 / 1 p.m.
    3Data Protection: Theory and Practice6.10.21 / 1 p.m.
    4Open (Omics) Data in the life-sciences13.10.21 / 1 p.m.
    5Tips for publishing your research results online20.10.21 / 1 p.m.
    Open Science Webinars 2021

    Download a copy of the extended programme to read the available webinar summaries.

    If you have specific questions which you would like to send us ahead of the webinars, please use this Etherpad to send these to us.

    Open Science Webinars for MLU Postgraduate Students – 2020


    Come join us on a journey through the starting points of Open Science (OS). This webinar series is aimed at (but not restricted to) Postdocs and PhD students from different backgrounds and disciplines at the MLU. We want to talk to you about the possibilities and benefits of Open Science, which might help you at this earlier career stage. In seven web sessions, we will introduce you to a variety of OS topics, including an introduction to Open Science, data protection, legal and intellectual property rights, research data management, open educational resources (OER) etc.


    We will use the MLU conference system MLUconf for delivering the webinars. You don’t need to register, just join us on the day and participate.

    The webinars will typically last 45 minutes with at least 15 minutes reserved for discussion and for answering questions from participants. The presentation will be available for consultation at a latter point via the Open Science website of the ULB.


    TitleDate / Time
    Open Science – an introduction23.9.2020 Start: 1 p.m.
    A primer on Research Data Management30.9.2020 Start: 1 p.m.
    Data Protection: Theory and Practice7.10.2020 Start: 1. p.m.
    Publish or perish? – an overview of controversies associated with current scientific publishing practices14.10.2020 Start: 2 p.m.
    Publishers, legal aspects, and internet publishing28.10.2020 Start: 1 p.m.
    Open Science Services and support at the MLU4.11.2020 Start 1 p.m.
    Open Educational Resources – an overview11.11.2020 Start 1 p.m.

    Download a copy of the extended programme to read a summary of all webinars

    OpenAIRE COVID-19 Gateway

    The recent Coronavirus Disease outbreak requires the scientific community to act fast and share research results efficiently. The European Commission has called on a synchronised action involving OpenAIRE and other partners such as the EMBL and RDA to create a specific community to collect research results such as Open Access papers, datasets, software, etc. that could be relevant for the scientific community working on the COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 problematic. You can explore these materials via this Link