With open access as the guiding principle, the University of Konstanz encourages researchers to make their publications available open access via its institutional repositories KOPS and KonDATA.
Contribution to Open Science
The University of Konstanz has been a fierce advocate of open access for more than fifteen years being one of the first universities in Germany to sign the Berlin Declaration and to publish an open access policy in 2012, followed by a research data policy in 2018. The university’s institutional repositories for publications KOPS and research data KonDATA started out in 1999 and 2021 respectively.
Goals and objectives
The University of Konstanz will continue its role of open science pioneer with an open science policy, conceptualising and implementing new models and ideas for open science infrastructure, and being part of a worldwide network of open science specialists.
The University of Konstanz offers a wide range of services for aspects of the open science environment for supervisors, young researchers, students: high-level standard repositories for publications and research data KOPS and KonDATA, open access publishing funds for journal articles and monographs, advice on all questions open science, training material and journal publishing with Open Journal Systems (OJS).