DFG funding makes it possible to establish services that are not only of importance to the University of Cologne but also to science at a national level:
Thanks to the support in retrospective digitisation, our digital collections have been expanded. As a result, we are expanding the open access offer in the area of our historical old collections.
With the help of the DFG, two Specialised Information Services (SID) have been created in currently two disciplines: SocioHub, SID Sociology and SID Philosophy (under construction).
We are participating in the establishment of the National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data NFDI4Health, a project that has gained importance especially in the Corona era, so that a Task Force Covid 19 has emerged from this project.
The DFG also funds the development of open access journals, for which the technical infrastructure is provided in the UCL: Media in German language teaching and criminology - the online journal (both journals: German).
Within the context of a DFG project, we are digitising the Kölnische Zeitung from 1803-1945 together with the ULB Bonn. The full-text indexed digitised copies will be available in 2021 on the newspaper portal zeit.punktNRW.