This year, Open Access Week will take place from October 25 to 31, 2021. Under the motto „It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity“, institutions are promoting open access to scientific information with events and activities. TUHH is also participating with the support of the TU Library.
Hamburg University of Technology is committed by Policy of Openness in Research and Teaching to quality, transparency, participation and international cooperation in research and teaching and to networking within the University and with partners in science, business and politics. It thereby embraces the vision of the university as a place for trans-disciplinary dialog where work on solutions to societal challenges and basic research take place in open exchange with work, testing and research being undertaken jointly.
Open Science is a culture change in scientific methodology and communication. It means that communication, networking and sharing information among scientists and between scientists and civil society can be shaped and promoted more openly and more effectively by means of digital tools. It is accompanied by the requirement to make access to scientific publications, research data and scientific software barrier-free from the financial, technical and legal perspectives. The aim of this is to improve scientific processes, to enhance transparency and ways to assure the quality of scientific work by improving the provision of information and to increase scientific transfer and innovation in business and society that is based on scientific findings
„I also believe that the shift to open science, meaning sharing our findings and scientific results openly according to the Fair principles, is a great advantage. Only if other researchers can access our results easily including measurement data and source code, they will easily reference our work and can openly discuss on improvements with us with our researchers.“Andreas Timm-Giel, President TUHH
TUHH Research Data Policy
The sustainable preservation and provision of research data contributes to the traceability and quality of scientific work and opens up important connection possibilities for further research. For this reason, the Academic Senate of the TUHH adopted the Guidelines for Handling Research Data at the TU Hamburg in May 2021.
According to the FAIR principles, research data must be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Responsible handling of research data throughout the entire life cycle is an indispensable part of good scientific practice. This has now been explicitly emphasized for the TUHH with its own research data policy.
In addition to daily blog posts around the theme of Open Access Week 2021 and the topic of Open Access, the tub. is also offering two open office hours on Open Access this week. Further details can be found in the following schedule:
- Blog post „Why I support Open Science“ (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Knopp, Institute for Biomedical Imaging)
- Blog post „Open Access Consulting at TUHH“ (tub.)
- Virtual Open Question Time on Open Access (09:00am to 10:00am, access link)
- Blog post „Basics on Open Access at TUHH – Glossary and open, virtual Q&A session“ (tub.)
- Virtual Open Question Time on Open Access (01:00pm to 02:00pm, access link)
- Blog post „How do I fund my research article?“ (Isabo Schick)
- Blog post „It Matters How We Open Knowledge – ‚break chatter‘ as audio recording and transcript“ (Axel Dürkop, ITBH; Florian Hagen, tub.)
- Blog post „tub.torials – a review of thoughts, ideas, and materials on openness in science, research, and teaching“ (Florian Hagen)
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