Hamburg Open Science launches new platform

Website to raise transparency of publicly-funded research
12 October 2020

The inter-university programme "Hamburg Open Science" (HOS) has launched a new website in October that bundles the publications of 17 research institutions in Hamburg including those of the University Hospital Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). The results of publicly-funded research in Hamburg are easily found with free text searches. The Carl von Ossietzky State and University Library (SUB) is co-ordinating the platform in a bid to shape cultural change in academia and to promote transparency and interaction. 

Research in Hamburg

"More than 100,000 publications from 17 institutions can be found on Hamburg Open Science. All those interested can follow the latest research developments 'Made in Hamburg' on a daily basis," said Prof. Robert Zepf, Director of SUB Hamburg. The transfer of open knowledge is central to the "development of sustainable innovations" and social participation, said Katharina Fegebank,  Senator for Science, Research and Equality.

Making publicly funded research accessible

The new platform is one of serveral projects by HOS to make the results of publicly-funded research freely accessible. HOS is part of an inter-university strategy developed by the University of Hamburg (UHH), 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), UKE and SUB with the Ministry of Science, Research, Equality and Districts