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Co-ordination Agency for Online Dissertations and Post-Doctoral Theses


During the project "Dissertation Online" the DFG supported the development of solutions and assistances for the production, retrieval and long-term availability of digital dissertations. To keep the outcome of that project state-of-the-art, to initiate necessary further developments, and to build up a network of competence, the project "Building up a Co-ordination Agency for online dissertations and post-doctoral theses" was set up to expand the Co-ordination Agency DissOnline.

The project comprised of an analysis of the current infrastructure concerning online dissertations at German universities, including a comparison of the different promotion regulations, workflows, online support systems and portal software. The FAQ system was built up in revised form, and the recommendations for doctoral candidates, libraries and universities will be replenished and enhanced. Legal issues are dealt with in collateral service contracts. The outcome of the project are proposals to a uniform, workable procedure DissOnline in Germany that are to be discussed and harmonised with universities, computer centres and libraries.



Project duration

2003 - 2004

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Last update: 24.11.2011

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