Support for Researchers
BYRD (Bremen Early Researcher Development) is the central point of contact for researchers of all career levels below the professorship. The aim of BYRD is to provide the best possible support to doctoral candidates and post-docs in their qualification phase. To do this, BYRD offers a wide range of training, networking options, information, and advice. A major focus is on matters concerning career orientation and development, particularly for post-docs,
Data Services and Publishing
In face of advancing digitalization, the management of research data of all kinds within the scope of the “scientific data lifecycle,” from the development of the research question through the collection of data to final publication is becoming increasingly important. The university has therefore adopted guidelines for handling research data.
Publication Policy and ORCID
When searching literature databases, mistakes often occur when it comes to identifying authors. The use of different spellings or abbreviations of the first name may result in not all publications being correctly assigned. The University of Bremen therefore recommends that when publishing all authors create an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) to facilitate correct identification of authorship. The University of Bremen is a member of the ORCID Germany consortium.
The term "open access" refers to the unlimited and free-of-charge access to information on research. Many recognized journals are already available on this principle. Open access publications that are freely available on the net not only reach a broader audience but are also cited more frequently. Publishing in an open access journal is usually costly. The University of Bremen encourages its researchers to publish in open access and is supported in this endeavor by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The State and University Library Bremen can advise on related issues (publizierenprotect me ?!suub.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de)