Conferences of MPDL

Please find events before January 2013 in our MPDL Event Archive.


  • 05/2017

    MPG LeadNet Symposium 2017

    9th - 10th of Mai 2017 I Harnack House I Berlin

    20170210 LeadNetSymposium

    The LeadNet symposium is the annual meeting of all junior researchers holding a leadership responsibility in the Max Planck Society. All research leaders can share scientific and technological knowledge, as well as address common career and administrative issues. The LeadNet steering committee has again assembled an exiting program!

    Poster Bird registration: Until 26 March, we offer a 50% discount for your accommodation if you commit to bringing an introductory poster. This offer is only for the first 40 „poster birds“!

    Register now!
    More information and registration for the LeadNet Symposium 2017.


  • 04/2017

    [sic!] Jülich 2017

    User Workshop Bibliometrics

    4th to 6th of April 2017 I Forschungszentrum Jülich
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    The Max Planck Digital Library und the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich host together a workshop: The [sic!] Jülich 2017 – user workshop bibliometrics".

    You can find more information on the website of Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich.

  • 03/2017

    Berlin 13

    21st to 22nd of March 2017 I Harnack House I Berlin


    One year after the launch of OA2020, we want to review the progress of the initiative and focus on embedding structures and measures supporting the transformation in different countries. Day 1 is reserved for the signatories of the ‘Expression of Interest’ of OA2020 and observers from the academic community, day 2 is open to the public. On this second day, different concepts of transformation will be presented and there will be outreach to the publishing industry.

    Register now:

    Please note that registration will be closed either on March 07 or if the maximum number of participants is reached.

    In case you are from an academic institution and would like to attend the first day also, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For details regarding the conference agenda, venue and accomodation visit:


  • 07/2016

    3rd Symposium for Research Coordinators of the MPG

    21st to 23rd November 2016 I Schloß Hohenkammer

    160713 Foko2016 

    You can find more information here.

  • 03/2016

    ELN Workshop

    14th to 15th  of March 2016 | Berlin, Harnack House


    In context of this workshop there will be a lively exchange between ELN experts as well as ELN newcomers. The workshop aims at discussing new ideas, recurring problems, possible solution strategies and objectives within the broad field of ELN. Moreover presentations will be held about several ELN systems which may be especially interesting for those colleagues which are presently looking for a suitable ELN software solution.

    The workshop is a Max Planck-internal event; it is free of charge but the number of participants is limited to 50 persons.

    Sign up for our new ELN Workshop.


  • 03/2016

    ESAC Offsetting Workshop

    March 7-8, 2016 | Munich, Max Planck Digital Library

    ESAC 01

    Directly affecting the existing corpus of scientific journals, offsetting agreements seem to be a promising approach when it comes to achieving a substantial switch to open access. Within the scope of the ESAC initiative, MPDL hosts a two-day workshop on offsetting in cooperation with the Austrian Academic Consortium and Open Access Network Austria. The aim is to exchange experiences with the different mechanisms that are currently in place, while focusing especially on both publisher’s business processes and institutional workflows. Find detailed information here



  • 02/2016

    Open Science Days 2016

    17th and 18th of February 2016 I Berlin, Harnack House

    It is directed at researchers and specialists from inside und especially from outside the Max Planck Society who are interested in an interdisciplinary communication about Open Science. At the forthcoming conference, we would like to put an emphasis on one of the numerous areas of Open Science: The focus topic in 2016 will be CITIZEN SCIENCE.

    The conference language will be English. The participation fee is 100 € and the number of participants is limited to 80 persons.

    For registration, preliminary program and additional information please visit:


  • 12/2015

    Berlin 12

    8th to 9th of December 2015 | Berlin


    Staging the Open Access Transformation of Subscription Journals

    Please note that Berlin 12 will be a conference by invitation only addressed to delegates from research organizations. In case you have any questions concerning the conference please contact Max Planck Digital Library via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 06/2015

    2nd Symposium for Research Coordinators of the MPG

    30th June to 2nd July 2015, Kloster Irsee near Kaufbeuren

    Only few places are left - register now until 26th June 2015!

    Dr. Jan-Wolfhard Kellmann
    Research Operations Officer, Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Ökologie
    Klaus Brehm
    Bereichsleiter Internet, Goethe-Institut e.V.
    Dr. Falk Reckling
    Strategic Analysis & Department Head, FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds – Österreich
    Bernhard Utz
    Direktor Kommunikation und Vertrieb, Die Staatstheater Stuttgart
    Dr. Frank Sander
    Leiter der Max Planck Digital Library

    More information at



  • 06/2015

    Open Access Ambassodors Workshop 2015

    8th of June 2015, Tübingen

    We are planning to meet for a one day workshop at the MPI for Developmental Biology in Tübingen on June 8th. We would like to

    • Get in touch with you again
    • Learn about your local activities
    • Discuss and exchange ideas
    • Discuss this year’s OpenCon in Brussels as well as the options for Ambassadors to participate in OpenCon
    • Get together for barbecue and beer in the evening

    And: We would like you to contribute something to this workshop: Everyone who is planning to attend is asked to send a brief summary on her or his activities or planned events (like “what/ when/ how?”) in advance until  the 27th of May so that we can draft the workshop’s agenda.

    Go to our registration (until the 27th of May).


  • 12/2014

    Open Access Ambassodors Conference

     3rd and 4th December 2014, Munich

    Would you like to get deeper insights into scientific publishing, copyright, and career-building in science?
    Are you enthusiastic about sharing and disseminating scientific knowledge?
    Would you like to become part of a network of advocates starting to improve scientific communication?
    Then become an OPEN ACCESS AMBASSADOR for your Max Planck Institute!

    The OPEN ACCESS AMBASSADOR campaign is specifically for young researchers within the Max Planck Society.

    Read mor about the OPEN ACCESS AMBASSADOR Conference.

  • 10/2014

    imeji Day 2014

     20th and 21st October 2014, Berlin

    We are very happy to kindly invite you to the imeji Day 2014.
    This year the imeji Day will be located in Berlin (Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum). We are looking forward to see you and want to initiate and deepen discussions around the imeji software.

    More information will be anounced soon on our imeji website.

  • 10/2014

    Open Science Days 2014

    13th and 14th October 2014, Berlin

    The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) cordially invites you to participate in the in the Open Science Days 2014. The event, which will take place at the Harnack House in Berlin, is going to extend over one and a half days (October 13/14) and will include various forms of talks as well as a panel discussion. It is directed at researchers and specialists from inside and especially from outside the Max Planck Society who are interested in an interdisciplinary communication about Open Science. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own ideas, experiences, initiatives or activities and to discuss current topics related to the scopes mentioned above. The conference language will be English. The participation fee is 100 € and the number of participants is limited to 80 persons.

    The Harnack House provides a contingent of guest rooms for participants of the Open Science Days. Please note that reservations will only be accepted until September 14.

    For registration, program and additional information please visit:

  • 09/2014


    September 30th, 2014, 11:00 - Max Planck Digital Library Munich, Amalienstraße 33

    Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies, UCLA

    Lecture: „Big Data, Little Data, Open Data, and Scholarship“

    and follow-up dicussion. Since many years, Prof. Borgman is studying electronic scholarly communication and the role of research data. This fall, she is working as a guest researcher in the Netherlands. After giving the keynote speech at the Research Data Alliance plenary meeting we proudly welcome her as guest speaker and expert.

    Participation is free. The number of participants is limited to 30. For registration please contact Michael Franke.

  • 04/2014

    Symposium for Research Coordinators

    28. - 30. April, Kreuth am Tegernsee

    Digitale Services im Forschungsprozess
    Dr. Wolfram Horstmann – des. Direktor der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
    Dr. Ralf Tatzel  - Referent der geschäftsführenden Leitung, Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie
    Bettina Mann – Forschungskoordinatorin, Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
    Dr. Stefan Mueck – Big Data Leader Europe, IBM Global Business Services
    Astrid Rauchfuss – Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

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    Die ForschungskoordinatorInnen der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft sorgen seit Jahren für die hervorragenden Arbeitsbedingungen an unseren Instituten. Die hierzu nötige Infrastruktur und Organisation sowie die damit verbundenen Prozesse und Werkzeuge sind im steten Wandel und müssen immer wieder angepasst und erneuert werden.

    Die größte übergreifende Herausforderung ist der digitale Fortschritt und seine fortwährend anwachsenden Möglichkeiten und Chancen: Welche Trends gibt es und was wird auf uns zukommen? Wie kann ich Digitale Services an meinem Institut gezielt einsetzen? Welche Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen bestehen? Welche organisatorischen Konsequenzen gibt es und wie gehe ich damit um? Wie kann ich durch Digitale Services WissenschaftlerInnen mehr Freiraum und Zeit für Neues, neue Wege und Möglichkeiten schaffen?

    Der Augenmerk des Symposiums ist vor allem auf den interdisziplinären Austausch gerichtet: Welche Erfahrungen haben meine Kolleginnen und Kollegen aber auch andere außerhalb der MPG gemacht? Was ist für einen individuell sinnvollen  Einsatz abzuwägen? Welche Implementierungsalternativen (make or buy) gibt es? Welche Herausforderungen und Best-Practice-Vorgehensweisen gibt es in der Rolle als ForschungskoordinatorIn bei der Erkundung, Entscheidung und Implementierung?

    Diese und viele weitere Punkte rund um das Thema „Digitale Services im Forschungsprozess“ können ForschungskoordinatorInnen im Rahmen eines dreitägigen Workshops zwischen dem 28. und 30. April 2014 diskutieren.

    Genießen Sie dabei die wundervolle Atmosphäre und Landschaft auf und um Schloss Ringberg am Tegernsee bei München.




  • 10/2013

    PubMan Days 2013

    23. bis 24. Oktober 2013, München

    Die MPDL möchte Sie herzlich zu den PubMan Days 2013 einladen. Unsere alljährliche Veranstaltung findet dieses Jahr am 23. und 24. Oktober in der Generalverwaltung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) sowie in der MPDL in München statt.

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    Die Repository Software PubMan ist eine Anwendung, die es Forschungsorganisationen ermöglicht, Publikationsdaten nachhaltig zu speichern, zu verwalten und mit ergänzenden Materialien anzureichern sowie für andere Webdienste zur Verfügung zu stellen.

    Unser diesjähriges Schwerpunktthema lautet “Publikationen und Forschungsdaten“.

    Einige Publikationsrepositorien – wie auch PubMan – bieten die Möglichkeit Publikationsdaten mit Forschungsdaten anzureichern und diese als sogenanntes „Supplementary Material“ abzulegen. Forschungsaktivitäten, die einer Publikation zugrunde liegen, werden auf diesem Weg für die Öffentlichkeit greifbarer, nachvollziehbarer und nachnutzbarer. Solche „Enhanced Publications“ bringen folglich einige Vorteile mit sich. Aber sicherlich gibt es an der einen oder anderen Stelle auch Bedenken, Fragen oder Diskussionsbedarf. Mit einem bunten Mix an interessanten Beiträgen möchten wir uns im Rahmen der PubMan Days dieser Thematik widmen und mit Ihnen gemeinsam verschiedenste Beispielszenarien und Gedankenexperimente veranschaulichen.

    Informationen und Anmeldung

  • 10/2013

    imeji Day 2013

    22nd Oktober 2013, Munich

    The MPDL imeji Day 2013 will start with an overview of the software itself as well as deeper insights into the core functionalities and the specialties of imeji. Several imeji users (project coordinators, scientists and developers) will share their working experiences with imeji and will point out why the imeji solution fulfills their needs. After a time for discussion and questions we will start the, more technical, afternoon. If you want to set up imeji by yourself, customize it or get involved into the imeji development, this is the part you should not miss! You can find the whole program in pdf format.

    Read more ...


    For questions and comments please contact the imeji-support mailinglist.



    The number of attendants is limited, please make sure you register soon. For registration send an informal email to the imeji-support mailinglist. We would like to ask you to include your preferred language (en or de), as well as if you want to join us for an informal dinner (self payment) in the evening of October 22nd 2013.


    Program as pdf



    Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL)

    Amalienstr. 33  

    80799 Munich


Please find events before January 2013 in our MPDL Event Archive.