Course information and support for researchers

Course information and support for researchers

Individual consultation

The subject specialists offer advice and information on the following topics:

- introductory events for new researchers
- acquisition requests
- search queries
- literature and knowledge management
- publishing

ILIAS for lecturers

The university’s central e-learning platform ILIAS provides various opportunities for lecturers to include e-learning methods in their teaching:

- it publishes digital teaching and learning materials (on timed release, if required)
- it enables student-teacher communication and cooperation
- it allows for the supervision of assignments
- it offers e-testing and self-testing solutions
- it enables feedback cycles including the creation of surveys and polls etc.

ILIAS instructions:

ILIAS - first steps (PDF)

ILIAS - information sheet (PDF)

ILIAS - course management (PDF)

ILIAS - office hours and calendar (PDF)

Ina Kunze - Phone: +49 7531 88 -3235 - Email

Scholarly publishing and open access

As a researcher at the university, you can upload your publications to KOPS, the university’s institutional repository.

Researchers seeking to publish papers or essays in open access journals are entitled to financial support through the DFG-funded open access publication fund.

Preventing plagiarism

KIM advises researchers, students, lecturers, departments and university institutions on how to avoid text citation errors and plagiarism.

Individual support for researchers and lecturers:

- teaching materials, information and guides
- university didactics events
- courses you can use in your own teaching
- advice and networked support in collaboration with other university services, e.g. the Writing Centre

Support for departments and institutions:

- didactic concepts and sample workflows for handling plagiarism cases
- concepts for using software
- advice

You will find further materials, details on upcoming events and more on the pages of the plagiarism prevention project.

Contact our subject coordinator:
Oliver Trevisiol Email


In bibliometrics, we assess the productivity and reputation of individual researchers, institutions or universities by collecting data from literature databases and analysing it with the help of mathematical-statistical methods. The results play important roles in funding decisions and application procedures.

We offer advice on:

- levying bibliometic data
- using and interpreting bibliometric indicators for researchers, institutions and departments
- the limits of and methodological problems associated with bibliometrics
- searching the bibliometric database Web of science
- creating researcher profiles (e.g. ResearcherID)
- alternative methods (altmetrics)

Dr Monika May