TU Wien Bibliothek offers a varied course programme for students and (young) researchers, from citing sources correctly to open access publishing and metrics to dissemination strategies for scientific research results.

Course programme for students and (young) researchers

With topics ranging from targeted literature search to questions of correct citation and writing tips, the lecture on "Scientific Work: Literature Research, Citations, and Academic Writing" (2 ECTS) is a solid preparation for writing your own scientific papers, from bachelor's theses to master's theses.

More information and registration in TISS:

040.003 Scientific Work: Literature Research, Citations, and Academic Writing, opens an external URL in a new window

040.002 Scientific Work: Literature Research, Citations, and Academic Writing (for Environmental Engineers), opens an external URL in a new window

A good publication and dissemination strategy is a key element to make the most of your scientific work. This course covers various aspects of the publication process, from the planning to the spreading of the research results, such as how to choose a suitable outlet for publication, how to implement standards for scientific publishing in practice, as well as ways to increase a researcher’s visibility through profiles in professional and academic networks. Participants learn to understand the implications of open science and open access for scientific practice.

More information and registration in TISS:

040.004 Scientific work: Publishing and Dissemination, opens an external URL in a new window

Our workshop programme around open science and scientific publishing is open to all TU Wien researchers and doctoral candidates.

 

  • ORCID and your digital identity as a researcher

An ORCID iD distinguishes one researcher from another, giving each researcher a unique identification. It is also a main component of a researcher's digital identity. The first part of the workshop gives an overview of how an ORCID iD can effectively be used in different research settings and throughout a researcher’s career. The second part focuses on the creation and use of an ORCID iD and the curation/updating of your ORCID record (i.e. the information connected with the ORCID iD), as well as the ORCID-related services within TU Wien. This is a hands-on workshop, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions related to ORCID iDs. It is not necessary to create an ORCID iD prior to the workshop.

20 October 2022 | 10:00-11:45 | EN | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Research visibility and academic profiles curation

Establishing a unique academic identity serves to enhance your academic visibility and is essential for the evaluation and dissemination of your research. The aim of this workshop is to introduce researchers to the importance and techniques of academic profile curation. It discusses this issue on the basis of different platforms, i.e. ORCID, Scopus, Web of Science/Publons and Google Scholar. The workshop also illuminates how academic profile curation can be used to increase the visibility and recognition of your research.

18 November 2022 | 11:30-13:00 | EN | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Kostenfreies Open-Access-Publizieren: Einführung und Hands-on-Training Selbstarchivierung

Sie haben Ihre Publikation Closed Access publiziert und möchten diese nun frei zugänglich machen? Sie unterstützen den Open-Access-Gedanken, jedoch bevorzugt ohne Publikationskosten zahlen zu müssen? Sie haben eine Aufforderung Ihrer Förderinstitution erhalten, Ihr Manuskript nach Plan S zu archivieren?

In diesem Workshop erfahren Sie in einem Überblick die wichtigsten Eckpfeiler des sogenannten Green Open Access (Autor_innenverträge, Verwertungsrechte, Zweitveröffentlichung) und wie Sie Ihre Publikationen über ein Repositorium frei zugänglich machen können. Im Anschluss gehen wir gemeinsam konkrete Beispiele (anhand von Veröffentlichungen der Teilnehmer_innen) durch. Kenntnisse über Open Access werden nicht vorausgesetzt.

07 November 2022 | 14:00-16:00 | DE | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new windowDoctoral students without employment

 

  • Open Access, free of charge: Introduction and hands-on training self-archiving

You previously published your papers closed access and now would like to make them freely available online? You sympathize with the basic principle of open access but would prefer not to pay any publication charges? You have received a request from your research funder to archive your manuscript according to Plan S? In this training session, an overview will be given of the most important issues regarding green open access (author’s agreements, exploitation rights, self-archiving), and you will learn how to make your publication freely available via a repository. Following this introduction, the group will have a look at examples from the participants' publication lists. No prior knowledge about open access is needed.

08 November 2022 | 10:00-12:00 | EN | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Good practice in authorship

Safeguarding responsible research practices is important, as this is a topic that can cause friction and affects relationships within research teams.

The aim of this workshop is to inform researchers about the meaning of authorship and how to negotiate authorship. During this workshop, you will learn about good practices for responsible authorship and get tips and resources to help negotiate authorship in advance, in order to avoid unnecessary conflict.

18 May 2022 | 11:00-12:00 | EN | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Wie wird meine Forschung bewertet?

In diesem Workshop werden wichtige bibliometrische Kennzahlen vorgestellt, die einerseits die wissenschaftliche Publikationstätigkeit von Autor_innen (z. B. h-Faktor), andererseits Publikationsorgane oder Artikel quantitativ beschreiben (z. B. Journal Impact Factor). Zudem werden Alternativen zu traditionellen bibliometrischen Kennzahlen behandelt (Altmetrics) und gängige Zitationsdatenbanken praxisorientiert vorgestellt.

25 May 2022 | 11:00-12:00 | DE | DD05B04 (Lecture room TU Wien Bibliothek), Resselgasse 4, 1040 Wien, 5.Floor | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Altmetrics: Eine neue Art der Forschungsbewertung

Altmetrics sind "alternative" Metriken, nämlich alternativ insofern, als dass sie über bisher übliche, zitationsbasierte Indikatoren der Forschungsbewertung hinausgehen (etwa Journal Impact Factor oder h-Index). So erfassen Altmetrics etwa die Erwähnung von Forschungsoutputs in Massenmedien, in sozialen Medien wie Twitter, in Wikipedia oder in Zitationssoftware. Wie sehr aber konnten sich Altmetrics im ersten Jahrzehnt, also seit ihrem Erscheinen im Jahr 2011, bewähren? Diese und die folgenden Fragen werden im Workshop behandelt:

  • Was sind Altmetrics, welche Mechanismen und Daten stecken dahinter?
  • Welche Vorteile bieten Altmetrics, etwa im Sinne des "scholarly outreach" oder der "science communication"?
  • Welche Nachteile bieten sie, etwa im Hinblick auf "cheating" oder "gaming behaviour"?
  • Welche Funktionen bieten Altmetrics für Forscher_innen, beispielsweise in Bezug auf Networking?
  • Wie werden Altmetrics in der institutionalisierten Forschungsbewertung verwendet?

01 June 2022 | 11:00-12:00 | DE | DD05B04 (Lecture room TU Wien Bibliothek), Resselgasse 4, 1040 Wien, 5.Floor | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new windowDoctoral students without employment

 

  • Sharing my research output with others: The correct use of licences for data, software and publications

In cooperation within scientific projects under participatory approaches, you have to publish or share your publications and research output (data, software) in open access or FAIR mode and would like to know what to consider. You want to know which licences are most suitable for your "research footprint"? You want to understand what exploitation rights have to do with your research? If there are any requirements for you as TU Wien members? In this workshop you will get an overview of Creative Commons licences for publications and research data and basic (applicable) software licenses, including exploitation rights, image rights, related rights, if any - and what you need to take care of in your own research. The course presents examples from daily research life and examples from regulations in research projects, and is especially suitable for Prae Docs and Post Docs. No previous knowledge is required for this workshop.

22 November 2022 | 14:00-16:00 | EN | DD05B04 (Lecture room TU Wien Bibliothek), Resselgasse 4, 1040 Wien, 5.Floor | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window

 

  • Kostenfreies Open-Access-Publizieren: Hands-on-Training Selbstarchivierung

Sie kennen die Prinzipien von Open Access und möchten diese für Ihre Publikationen umsetzen? Sie möchten Ihr Manuskript über ein Repositorium zweitveröffentlichen und Ihnen fehlt nur noch die konkrete Anleitung, wie? In diesem Kurztraining wird Ihnen anhand praktischer Beispiele gezeigt, worauf Sie bei der Selbstarchivierung achten sollen und wie Sie Ihre Veröffentlichungen in einem Repositorium frei zugänglich machen können. In Kleingruppen wenden Sie das Wissen im Anschluss selbst an. Gerne können Sie auch Ihre eigene Literaturliste mitbringen. Kenntnisse im Bereich Open Access (Gold Open Access, Green Open Access, Creative-Commons-Lizenzen) werden vorausgesetzt.

16 January 2023 | 11:00-12:00 | DE | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Open Access, free of charge: Hands-on training self-archiving

You know the principles of open access, and want to implement them for your publications? You would like to self-archive your manuscript via a repository and you only need the instructions on how to put that into practice? 
In this short training session, you will learn by means of practical examples what you need to pay attention to when self-archiving, and how you can make your publications freely accessible in a repository. You will then apply the knowledge yourselves in small groups. You are also welcome to bring your own publication list. Prior knowledge of open access (gold open access, green open access, creative commons licenses) is required.

18 January 2023 | 14:00-15:00 | EN | Online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

On-demand courses for lecturers

Our staff will offer 1-2 units on special topics within your lecture. This service is offered for orientation courses as well as for lectures on academic work.

On-demand workshops for institutes and research groups

These courses are specially tailored to the information requirements of your institute or research group. Publishers agreements, journal hosting or ORCID iD: TU Wien Bibliothek's workshops will focus on the topics most relevant to you.

  • Open access publishing – an overview. Current developments and support for researchers.

On demand | ca. 1 hour or by arrangement | DE/EN | TU Wien

This course unit will prepare you for successful and efficient open access publishing: a short overview of open access is followed by discussion of research funding bodies' requirements as well as guidelines at TU Wien (open access policy). In addition, TU Wien Bibliothek's services in this area are presented (publication fund, publishers' agreements with open access publishing components, self-archiving in reposiTUm). To make an appointment, please send an email to openaccess@tuwien.ac.at.

  • Publishing with TU Wien Academic Press

On demand | ca. 1 hour or by arrangement | DE/EN | TU Wien

You are an editor of conference proceedings? You want to publish a final compilation for your doctoral college? Our interactive information event will give you an overview of the portfolio, processes and standards (peer review, tips on good scientific practice, manuscript standards) and the other services of TU Wien Academic Press, such as advice on copyright questions, dissemination of your research results, layout and format templates. To make an appointment, please send an email to academicpress@tuwien.ac.at.