Apply now for the Hamburg Open Science Award

Award promotes openness and transparency in science
11 September 2020

Scientists and research groups at Hamburg's state universities now have until the deadline of October 16, 2020 to apply for the first "Hamburg Open Science Award”. The jury will award up to five prizes, each of which is worth EUR 5,000, to the finalists. The new award is part of the Hamburg Open Science (HOS) inter-university programme to make the results of publicly-funded research freely accessible and easy to find. The senate is enabling universities to take part in scientific policy developments to raise awareness and openness in academia through this strategy. 

Award promoting digital, cultural change

"Openness and transparency in science are the basis for sustainable innovations," said Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research and Equality. Thanks to digitalisation, Open Science enables more interdisciplinary and international co-operation, networking, transparency, traceability and efficiency in science. At the same time, Open Science has wide-ranging potential for greater participation, innovation and knowledge-transfer in business and society. The jury comprises experts at universities, research institutions and civil society organizations that are committed to Open Science and free knowledge. The award ceremony will be held in late November 2020.

Plans for internet portal

HOS will set up a user-friendly, internet portal and make available scientific publications, data and information on various research projects, Open Access and Open Science. HOS is part of an inter-university strategy adopted by the University of Hamburg, the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), the University of Fine Arts (HfBK), the Hamburg University of Music and Drama (HfMT), the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the State and University Library Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky (SUB) with the Ministry of Science, Research, Equality and Districts (BWFGB).