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In 2015, the Senate of Berlin adopted an Open Access Strategy for Berlin. The declared goal of 60% freely accessible publications by researchers based in Berlin is expected to be nearly reached. For 2019, the monitoring of the Open Access Office Berlin revealed a share of 51,6% Open Access, an increase of nearly 10 percentage points as compared to the year before. In 2021, consultations are ongoing regarding the adoption of a new State Strategy, which is expected to also put stronger emphasis on other aspects of Open Science.

Charité and BIH have declared their support for free access to scientific knowledge by signing the Berlin Declaration in 2018. The Charité supports the transformation towards Open Access by several measures, coordinated by the Open Access Team of the Medical Library, which informs about them on its website.

Berlin University Alliance Open Science Dashboards

Aims to include FAIR criteria in the Charité Metrics Dashboard and co-develop prototype open science dashboards for other research fields.

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Concept development for collaborative research data management services

This project aims to assess the needs of Charité researchers with respect to research data management, to develop concepts for related services, and to build communities around similar data management practices. The project is funded by the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) and takes place in collaboration with partners of all Alliance institutions.

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Open Data - also with personal data

Open Data means the publication of the original research data for replication and re-use by others.

The FAQ Open Data give answers to the most important questions regarding Open Data.

The “Grundlegende Informationen zu Open Data-Publikationen bei Studien mit personenbezogenen Daten” (in German) provides assistance in the event that the data is subject to data protection.

Open Science

Free access to the results of scientific work is one of the key concerns of Open Science. In 2015, the Berlin Senate passed the so-called Open Access Strategy for Berlin, which, among other things, formulates the goal that by 2020 60% of all articles from scientists of all Berlin scientific institutions should be freely accessible.

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Open Science Badges in the Charité Newsletter

The Charité newsletter lists ten „selected publications“ per month. These receive badges if they implement open science practices.

The Open Data and Open Code badges are awarded by the QUEST Center (see Open Data criteria and Open Code definition). The Open Access badge is awarded by the Charité Medical Library (see Information on Open Access on the Library website).


The ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor iD) is an internationally recognized identifier for researchers. Since December 2019 the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin starts introducing ORCID for their research information system. The ORCID iD allows the univocal linking of a scientific work with its authors. Reasons why you should get an ORCID iD are mentioned in the FAQs for ORCID iDs at Charité Medical Library.


Publishing in Open Access journals

Publishing in Open Access journals is the so-called golden way of Open Access and means the first publication of an article in a freely accessible journal. Publication fees are often payable per publication. On the following pages we will explain how to find the right journal and how to get the costs reimbursed.

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QUEST Center

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