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Open Science Seminar (December 2 and 6, 2022)

Seminar description

During two seminars in early December we wish to give our PhD students and Postdocs from different backgrounds and disciplines at the MLU and other research institutions in Halle an opportunity to learn and discuss about various aspects of Open Science (OS).

In the first seminar, an overview on various OS topics including research data management, tools, standards, data protection, legal and intellectual property rights, tips for online publishing etc. will be presented. At the end of the first seminar, the audience will be asked to describe a data set or project of their own via a small survey. This information will be used to build user cases which can be the basis of an interactive RDM discussion during the second seminar.  

The aim of this second seminar will be to present practical examples about how to work with and implement Open Science recommendations. During this second seminar an experienced researcher at the MLU will give a keynote lecture. It is hoped that this mixture between theory and a user case examples might help the audience to better understand open science and where and how to start practicing it.

Further details and full programme

Registration for the live event

Link to follow the seminars online


Digital Preservation Policy of the MLU

The MLU has released its Digital Preservation Policy. The policy was drafted and discussed by the Open Science and research commissions of the MLU and approved by the academic senate in the summer. The policy identifies which data resources are to be stored and preserved in the infrastructure of the MLU and recommends the usage of recognized and suitable external repositories for storing other data materials. The policy recognizes the need to increase the capacity of our current infrastructure to provide adequate solutions to the very heterogenous research outputs of the university. In doing so, national and international standards and recommendations should be followed. The policy complements the existing open access and research data policies.

Open Science Festival

On August 30 and 31 of 2022 the Leibniz University Hannover will host together with the TIB, the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library, an Open Science Festival. During these two days, two panels will feature discussions on the topics “scientific integrity and high-quality research results” and “data tracking in science.”

In addition to the scheduled discussions, scientists will also have the opportunity to learn and apply new Open Science-related methods and tools in over 11 workshops. In addition, scientists can network with each other and exchange information about open science practices in research and about current developments in Germany and Europe.

The festival will take place at the Welfenschloss in Hannover and will start on 08/30-22 at 10:15am. For more detailed information and registration feel free to visit the official website:

The Thuringia RDM Days

The Thuringian RDM Days are once again just around the corner and are to be held under the motto “Improve the way you work! – Tools for Research Data Management”. During the period from June 20 – June 24, 2022, online events will be offered at the four Thuringian university campuses under the above-mentioned motto to help find the right tools for the job. Among other things, management plan applications and electronic laboratory notebooks will be presented to lead to sustainable and reproducible research data.

All events are free of charge and are performed digitally via Zoom, making them accessible to all interested parties, including those outside of Thuringia. You can find more information and the registration forms on the following website:

Open Science Conference 2022

The Open Science Conference will be held online between the 8 and 10 of March.

The annual conference is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science.

This year’s conference offers many interesting talks including a report on the new copyright exception for text and data mining for scientific purposes, and a report on a survey on researchers’ attitudes for sharing code.

A list of all other contributions and the link to the registration can be found in the conference website.

Open Science Introductions

Throughout 2022, we will be offering introductory talks to inform you about everything you should know about Open Science. During these talks we will shortly report on the activities of the University and State Library around the topic and give some advice and practical tips to implement open science in your daily work. We look forward to your participation.

Attention: These events will be held in German, but if you have specific questions in english please let our speakers know.

Appointment details:

01 February 2022 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: An introduction to Open Science in the Natural Sciences


22 February 2022, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: An introduction to Open Science in the Social Sciences and the Humanities


2020-2021 EUA Open Science Survey results

The European University Association has published the results of its Open Science Survey. The results show that a lot of work has been done in terms of institutional policy development, Open Access monitoring and infrastructural development. However, there is a lot of work to be done in a number of specific fronts such as the embedding of Open Science in institutional policies and practices, the adequate rewarding of Open Science efforts and initiatives, and the creation of adequate conditions which lead to a better Open Science culture within the consulted institutions. The full report can be consulted here

FAIR4Chem Award Wettbewerb

Die NFDI4Chem lädt ihre Fachcommunity zur Teilnahme an ihrem FAIRChem-Wettbewerb ein. Die Idee ist, einen FAIR-Datensatz zu veröffentlichen, um einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Erhöhung der Transparenz in der Forschung und zur Wiederverwendung von wissenschaftlichem Wissen zu leisten. Ein Preis besteht aus einem Preisgeld von 500 EUR. Weitere Informationen über die Teilnahme finden Sie auf der Website des Konsortiums: