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Publish Final Reports of Research Projects on Eldorado!

  • Open Access
A student types on a laptop and yellow books lay next to it. © Jürgen Huhn​/​TU Dortmund

The repository Eldorado of TU Dortmund University offers the possibility to publish final reports open access - free of charge and quality assured.

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) promotes top-level scientific research in Germany. It also places great value on making the results of funded projects visible so that DFG project areas can be re-used by others. Therefore, the DFG recommends publishing the public part of final reports on open access repositories.

Dortmund University Library offers an ideal solution for this with its repository Eldorado [1]. As an alternative to publication on an institutional repository such as Eldorado, the DFG advocates publication on specialist repositories and has compiled a "white list" of recommended publication platforms for this purpose [2].