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.

This course will be offered in the summer semester 2021.

There are two separate courses, one on Thursdays for students of Environmental Engineering and one on Tuesdays for students of all other study programmes.

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

Use visualisations to improve your understanding of data and gain new insights.

"Scientific Work: Data Visualisation in Virtual and Augmented Reality" is a seminar in the Transferable Skills course portfolio for the summer semester 2021.

Rapidly increasing volumes of data mean that skills in analysis and interpretation are urgently required. An essential part of this are visualisations, particularly when different types of data are combined.

The seminar "Scientific Work: Data Visualisation in Virtual and Augmented Reality" provides TU Wien master and doctoral students with a good overview of visualisation technologies and shows how data in virtual reality and augmented reality can be used in scientific research. Participants can bring their own data or use data from the library. A key objective of the seminar is to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and to support scientific exchange beyond the boundaries of one's own discipline.

After a two-day introductory course - held in blocked form, expected 10 and 11 June 2021, online or hybrid - a Hands-on workshop will be held at TU Wien Bibliothek’s Data Visualisation Lab - date to be announced. Registration is possible until 07 June 2021.

Interested? More information on the course and registration, 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.

  • Academic Profiles Curation (ORCID, Scopus, Web of Science/Publons, Google Scholar)

21 April 2021 | 10:30-12:00 | EN | Online

An ORCID iD distinguishes one researcher from another, giving him/her a unique identification. Together with other tools, such as ResearchGate, Scopus ID or Publons, ORCID iD is part of the digital identity of a researcher. The first part of the workshop gives an overview of the different profiles available for researchers. The second part focuses on the creation and use of an ORCID iD, as well as the ORCID-related services within TU Wien.

Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • EOSC: European Open Science Cloud - Moment of Truth 2021

05.05.2021 | 10:00-12:00 | DE | Online

Im Zuge des Workshops werden sowohl allgemein die Eigenschaften und Ziele der European Open Science Cloud als auch ihre Verbindung mit der TU Wien und zur österreichischen Forschungslandschaft und Infrastrukturen erläutert. Teilnehmer_innen bekommen einen Einblick in

  • den Stand der Entwicklung von EOSC,
  • die Aktivitäten in Österreich und an der TU Wien,
  • die Aufgaben des EOSC-Büros an der TU Wien sowie des EOSC-Büros der Austrian Mandated Organisation an der TU Wien für alle österreichischen Institutionen,
  • das Horizon-2020-Projekt EOSC Secretariat,
  • das Horizon-2020-Projekt CO Versatile (als Beispiel).

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 Ihres Forschungsförderers 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.

09.09.2021 | 10:00-12:00 | DE | virtuell | Anmeldung: TU-Mitarbeiter_innen (TISS, opens an external URL in a new window | Doktoratsstudierende ohne Anstellung

08.11.2021 | 13:00-15:00 | DE | virtuell | Anmeldung: TU-Mitarbeiter_innen (TISS, opens an external URL in a new window | Doktoratsstudierende ohne Anstellung

18.01.2022 | 14:00-16:00 | DE | virtuell | Anmeldung: TU-Mitarbeiter_innen (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doktoratsstudierende ohne Anstellung

 

  • 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.

13 September 2021 | 09:00-11:00 | EN | online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

09 November 2021 | 10:00-12:00 | EN | online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

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

 

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

06.12.2021 | 10:30-11:30 | DE | virtuell

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.

Anmeldung: TU-Mitarbeiter_innen (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doktoratsstudierende ohne Anstellung

 

  • 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.

21 July 2021 | 10:00-11:00 | EN | online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

07 December 2021 | 13:30-14:30 | EN | online | Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Wie wird meine Forschung bewertet?

02 June 2021 | 10:30-11:30 | DE | tba

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.

Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

  • Predatory Publishing

10 June 2021 | 14:00-15:00 | DE | Online

Das Phänomen des "Predatory Publishing" wird anhand von praktischen Beispielen erläutert, mögliche Praktiken und Phänomene, sowie Möglichkeiten zur Vermeidung aufgezeigt. Nach einem einleitenden Vortrag findet eine Gruppendiskussion mit gegenseitigem Erfahrungsaustausch statt.

Registration: TU employees (TISS), opens an external URL in a new window | Doctoral students without employment

 

In cooperation with the Center for Research Data Management:

  • Data management and research ethics

27 April 2021 | 09:00-12:00 | EN | tba

Funding bodies increasingly require well-defined data management and handling of research ethics. The workshop concentrates on the expectations of funding bodies and presents strategies, tools and support available to master data management and engage in good scientific practices (topics will include data management plans, use of persistent identifiers such as DOI and ORCID, research ethics, etc.).

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.