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The open-access.network project creates a new information and networking resource on the subject of open access; thereby, an improved exchange on open access within science is intended. The three central goals of the project are the provision of information, the transfer of skills, and the networking within the existing community.

The new platform is intended to advance the existing information platform open-access.net. To this end, the project partners will create new information services such as a forum, a help desk, moderated focus groups, and new databases. With the help of bar camps, thematically focused workshops, regional networks, train-the-trainer boot camps, and webinars and online workshops, the open access community and stakeholders from the field of science can come together in a joint network.

The Helmholtz Open Science Office at the GFZ, together with the other project partners, is responsible for the three work packages “Internet platform editing”, “Helpdesk” and “Thematic workshops”. As part of the thematic workshops work package, the Helmholtz Open Science Office will offer 24 workshops on the subject of open access across Germany.

The BMBF funds the project within the framework of the „Richtlinie zur Förderung einer Kompetenz- und Vernetzungsplattform im Bereich Open Access“ – funding number: 16KUV003.

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Start of the project:

  • 2019

Project partners

Funded by


Christoph Bruch

Open Science Officer