Open Science TU Hamburg

openTUHH | Policy of Openness in Research and Teaching

Openness in research and teaching plays an increasingly important part, and requires a corresponding strategic, cultural and structural change at the TU Hamburg. The University’s aprroach to openness is mainly expressed in the discourses of Open Education, Open Science and Open Access. An important milestone is the „openTUHH | Policy for Openness in Research and Teaching“. It emerged from the Hamburg Open Science and Hamburg Open Online University projects with the aim of promoting digital cultural change at the university. The policy was unanimously approved by the TUHH Academic Senate on September 26, 2018.

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Research Data Life Diagram

Research Data

Research data are the basis of research results and should be globally discoverable, accessible, interoperable and reusable according to the FAIR Data principles. The TUHH recommends that its members publish research data in accordance with these principles as openly as possible and as closedly as necessary. To this end, TUHH supports its scientists in data management planning and provides TUHH Open Research (TORE), a research data repository for long-term archiving.

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Open Access

Open Access

The goal of Open Access is to make scientific information freely accessible to all people worldwide: free of charge and as free as possible from technical and legal barriers. The TUHH has supported this goal since 2012 with its open access policy and is a signatory of the „Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Scientific Knowledge“ from 2003.

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Kerndatensatz Forschung

Research Information

The TUHH reports transparently on its research performance. For this purpose, annual research reports have been published since 1980. Since 2019, the research information system TUHH Open Research (TORE) has provided evidence of the research activities of the institutes and their researchers. Projects and publications, if possible in open access, are listed there and made available for subsequent use.

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