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The Helmholtz Open Science Office participates in relevant third-party funded projects. The current projects are presented here.

Current projects

OA Datenpraxis

The project OA Datenpraxis supports the development of structures for the open access transformation at research institutions in Germany. The focus is on promoting and establishing processes and procedures for sovereign data practice in shaping the open access transformation.

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In the current second funding period, the open-access.network project is implementing numerous measures to promote the open access transformation. New information, training, and networking services on the topic of open access support scientists and other stakeholders from universities and scientific organizations and promote acceptance of the transformation in science, industry, politics, and the public.

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The aim of the one-year initialization phase of PID4NFDi, which is funded via BASE4NFDI, is to develop an NFDI-wide PID strategy that captures existing solutions and requirements of the NFDI consortia in order to lay the groundwork for further work. 

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PID Network Germany

The aim of the project is to establish a network of already existing and currently forming actors around the persistent identification of persons, organizations, publications, resources, and infrastructures in the field of digital communication in science and culture. The project’s findings will result in recommendations in a national PID roadmap for Germany.

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The DFG-funded project Transform2Open addresses the development of budgets, criteria, competencies, and related processes at research-performing organizations around the financial dimensions of the Open Access transformation. 

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Completed projects