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 bachelors theses to masters' theses.

This course will be offered in the winter semester 2020/21.

There are two separate courses, one on Tuesdays for students of Environmental Engineering and one on Thursdays 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 anyone’s 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.

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 new seminar in the Transferable Skills course portfolio for the winter semester 2020/21.

Rapidy 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.

The number of participants is restricted to 25 to ensure optimal supervision. Registration is possible from 14 September to 20 October 2020. The course is held in blocked form and the first module will take place on 21 and 22 October 2020 (from 09:00 to 17:00). Where attendance is required, the venues are the library lecture room and TU Wien Bibliothek’s Data Visualization Lab.

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.

Dates about our programme in the coming term:

 

  • Open-Access kostenfrei mit Selbstarchivierung. Die Zweitveröffentlichung von Publikationen in Repositorien

03.11.2020 | 10:00-11:30 | DE | Besprechungsraum, TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor)

In diesem Workshop erhalten Sie einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Eckpfeiler des Grünen Wegs des OA-Publizierens (Autor_innenverträge, Verwertungsrechte, Zweitveröffentlichung) und erfahren, wie Sie Ihre Publikationen über ein Repositorium frei zugänglich machen können.

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

 

  • Open access, free of charge: self-archiving. How to publish open access via a repository

03.11.2020 | 14:00-15:30 | EN | Besprechungsraum TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor)

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.

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

 

  • Wie wird meine Forschung bewertet?

06.11.2020 | 10:30-11:30 | DE | Vortragsraum, TU Wien Bibliothek (5th floor)

In diesem Workshop werden wichtige bibliometrische Kennzahlen vorgestellt, die einerseits auf die Autor_innen wissenschaftlicher Publikationen (z.B. h-Faktor), andererseits auf Publikationsorgane (z.B. Journal Impact Factor) oder aber auch auf einzelne Artikel referenzieren (z.B. Altmetrics). Zudem werden gängige wissenschaftliche Datenbanken praxisorientiert vorgestellt.

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

 

  • Predatory Publishing

24.11.2020 | 10:00-11:00 | DE | virtuell

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

 

  • ORCID and your digital identity as a researcher

26.11.2020 | 10:00-11:30 | EN | virtuell

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

 

In cooperation with the Center for Research Data Management:

  • Data management and research ethics

09.11.2020 | 09:00-12:00 | EN | Campus Getreidemarkt, Seminarraum BA 10A, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien

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). Appointment must be made via Email.

  • 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. Appointment must be made via Email.