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Hamburg Open Science – Explore Science in Hamburg

Accessible knowledge for everyone

Hamburg Open Science aims at making research data from Hamburg’s universities accessible for the public. This website is part of the program and provides information about the program as well as links to databases and research output like publications and research data. You are welcome to visit our German website for more details.

Hamburg going open science

The Hamburg government welcomes the idea of more openness and transparency and supports the Hamburg Open Science program. All state universities, the state and university library and the Authority for Science, Research and Equality have joined forces and started the program in 2018. By the end of the program period in 2020, this website will be the platform from which everyone interested will be able to access Hamburg science.

We are creating infrastructures and implementing technologies for storing vast amounts of data securely over a long period of time. For many scientists, open science and open access publishing mean a lot of change in their daily work. The program therefore also develops concepts for facilitating this change.

Participating institutions

The following institutions have been developing Hamburg Open Science in collaboration:

  • Universität Hamburg 
  • Technische Universität Hamburg 
  • Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  • HafenCity Universität Hamburg
  • Hochschule für bildende Künste
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater
  • Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky
  • Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung

The subprojects

The program is divided into eight complementary subprojects. Experts from the participating institutions are working together in these teams.  

Archive Data Storage is establishing a central archive storage system for the economic and long-term preservation of publication, research and media data for Hamburg's universities.

3D and Audiovisual Digitization digitizes objects from scientific collections, artistic works and research results three-dimensionally and makes them searchable.

Open Access Repositories creates basic technical infrastructures for storing and providing digital objects. Repositories (or: document servers) offer standardized processes and a sustainable structure for collecting and publishing publications and objects. This project consults the institutions about suitable repositories.

Research Data Management develops and implements options for a long-term secure storage and availability of research data as well as complex contents (AV media and 3D objects).

Research Information Systems uses a data system according to European standards for setting up services for the collection of research information.

Shaping Digital Cultural Change creates concepts for raising awareness within the universities for the opportunities of open science and develops advisory services for researchers in order to support the practical implementation of open science.

Modern Publishing conceives and implements processes for writing, reviewing and releasing scientific publications.

Schaufenster collects and provides Hamburg research data on this website.  Here, you can search for publications and materials by Hamburg scientists.

Contact: If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.