Open Access in everydays Science

Target group: all employees
Date: 24./25.1.2023, respectively 13-16.30h
Duration: 8 units
Trainer: Dr. Florian Strauß
Course language: English or German
Registration: via until 16.1.2023

Research is funded, sometimes repeatedly, by taxpayers' money. Nevertheless, the results of this research are withheld from the donors, i.e. the taxpayers. What sounds like a scandal has long been part of everyday life in the scientific community, and still is in some places.

The professional exchange between scientists can and should advance and accelerate research. But how can this work if the results achieved disappear behind payment barriers? Only those who are found will be read and cited. In essence, these are also the considerations that formed the starting point for the Open Access movement. In the meantime, there are an increasing number of ways in which one can make one's findings and even one's (raw) data accessible to the whole world.

The aim of this course is to explain the advantages of Open Access (also with regard to one's own reputation), what to look out for when publishing one's own work in Open Access, and how to search specifically for Open Access publications. Of course, the University Library's support services on this topic will also be presented during the course.

Of course, there will also be room for your questions on the subject. You are welcome to offer current problems from your everyday academic life as examples in advance or on the day of the event.

The training will probably take place online via BigBlueButton. You will receive the access data by e-mail on the day of the event at the latest.


Dr. Florian Strauß
Phone: +49 5323 72-2276