Library Introductory Course on Information Resources & Open Access in February

FHI Library Workshop: Information Resources & Open Access

This interactive online workshop will introduce available options for making your research outputs open access. Discover which publishing fees are paid centrally or by the FHI library and get practical tips on how to adopt open access practices in your research area. Furthermore, you will get an overview of useful search tools.

Monday, Febrary 14, 2021 –14pm

The workshop will be held online and lasts about 45 minutes.

Please register and inform us ( about your focus of interest.

DPG: quantum science and technology year

The German Physical Society’s (DPG) board of directors voted in favor of supporting the initiative of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) to celebrate the year 2025 with a large-scale quantum science and technology program!
This will be comparable to the “Einstein Year” in 2005.

The DPG, in cooperation with scientific institutions around the world, is now working on a resolution to present to the UNESCO and United Nations general conferences in 2023.

For more information on the year of quantum science and technology take a look at the DPG’s press release. (German)

Chemistry and COP26

The Royal Society of Chemistry has gathered material on climate change from a chemical point of view, to be found under Chemistry and COP26.

In light of the UN Climate Change Conference that took place in Glasgow last month, the RSC published a position statement as well as a manifesto on climate change. Furthermore, the page features several educational videos on different aspects of environmental issues and sustainability. The chemistry behind factors of climate change and technologies with the aim of counteracting it are explained.

Open Access Helper

A new version of Open Access Helper has been released. It was developed for iOS 15, suitable for such products as the iPhone or iPad, and contains all features of the desktop version.

Every time the user encounters the mention of a document with its respective DOI code, the Open Access Helper automatically searches for and presents an Open Access copy of said document. If the user enables their institution, it is also able to guide them to further access via institutional subscriptions.

The Open Access Helper can be downloaded free of charge on its website. There are versions for iPhone & iPad, Safari (macOS), Chrome, and Firefox Browser available.