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Open Science @ULB

Wellcome to the website of the Open Science Team at the ULB in Saxony-Anhalt. In this site you will find information about all relevant Open Science topics as well as the contact details of our staff in case you have specific questions.

You have questions on Open Access? We’ll explain why this topic is relevant for you. You want to learn how the university supports publishing freely accessible articles? We can provide you with further information and guidance when applying for APC funding. You need help working with Research Data? Get in touch with us! we will be happy to assist and support you.

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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.