Information on the section Research Data

PubData is responsible for the archiving and publishing of research data from Leuphana’s scientific acitivities and projects. As an institutional data repository, it covers not only one scientific field, but generally addresses all scientific disciplines.
PubData represents one of several potential publication channels for your data and research results. Please review your options and choose the repository that suits your requirements and purposes. It often makes sense to prioritise a discipline-specific data repository because of the the possibility to flank your data with discipline-specific metadata and contexts to facilitate the findability and reuse for the target group, i.e. mainly the own scientific community.

How is research data defined in the PubData context?

The focus of the inventory development and maintenance lies on research data in digital form. More specificly and in compliance with the PubData Collection Policy Research Data (→ Download area Guidelines), research data is understood to be all digital data and materials that are the subject of a research process, are created during a research process or are its result. Characteristics vary according to scientific disciplines. Research instruments and every kind of documentary and materials in direct context to the research data are explicitly included.

Who can use the service?

The service is addressed to all employees and researchers from cooperation partners con­tractually associated with Leuphana Uni­versity of Luene­burg. It is free of charge. External use of the services is possible after registra­tion and in consul­tation with the service provider. Owners of a Leuphana account are already authorised to use the services.

What are the key tasks regarding research data?

Publishing research data

PubData aims to make research results, especially research data, available for third party use under regu­lated terms of use. When­ever possible, the data shall be published open access. Besides, it is possible to publish research data and materials with restric­ted access for a limited group of scienti­fic users. PubData understands itself as a FAIR data repository. Please view Guidelines Research Data for more information.

In the progress of the publishing process, all data publi­cations also become citable by being assigned a per­sistent identi­fier (DOI).

Preservation and archiving of research data

As a basis task, PubData offers the long-term preservation of research data without its publishing aiming to fulfil the recommendations of safeguarding the good scientific practice. This means that data is transferred to PubData for pure storage and is kept there safe in closed access for a period of usually 10 years using standardised, professional procedures to guarantuee data integrity and security.

How can I use PubData?

Submit Data

After success­ful login (and registra­tion for non-­Leuphana members), you can either upload data for sole archiving pur­poses or for addi­tional publi­cation. Via a sub­mission form (accessible via the buttons "Archive" or "Publish" or via your workspace "My PubData") you can submit your infor­mation and data to us. The upload for excep­tionally large files (>4 gigabytes) is recommen­ded to be performed via the campus net­work of Leuphana University of Luene­burg.

Reuse Data

Check out research data inventory in the PubData catalogue. By using the search or the browsing functio­nality you can navi­gate through the catalogue and find adjusting data records. There you will get the essen­tial infor­mation about the data as well as the files them­selves inclu­ding access condi­tions / licenses to be considered.

Further information

General PubData Guidelines Research Data
Instructions for using PubData (available via Leuphana intranet only)
Research Data Management information by MIZ


Information on the section Publications

Currently, PubData's publishing service can be used for alternative publication formats (e.g. videos, podcasts, teaching and learning materials, posters, web resources, and more). In the near future, this possibility will be extended to traditional literature publications, so that the inventory will also include scientific articles, books, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations and theses.

How is publication defined?

As an institutional repository, PubData provides digital publications that were either created as part of a research or teaching activity at Leuphana or are products of the Leuphana study program. These materials are used for the interpretation and communication of scientific examinations. They can made available either as a first publication (= publication, that has not been published before) or a parallel publication (= publication, that has previously been published elsewhere). More information about the inclusion criteria can be found in the → PubData Collection Policy Publications.

Who can use the service?

The publication service is offered free of charge to researchers, teachers, students, and cooperation partners of Leuphana. Student publications require a → publication recommendation from the respective supervisor or lecturer. The PubData catalogue can be searched worldwide at no cost, without the need for registration.

What are the key tasks regarding publications?

PubData enables worldwide free and permanent publication of publications from the contexts of research, teaching and studies. These publications are archived for at least 10 years and are provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) so that the content remains permanently citable. The publications are publicly visible via the PubData catalogue and are automatically indexed in other databases and search engines. In this way, the publications gain greater visibility and reach.

How can I use PubData?


You can submit your materials (currently alternative publication formats) independently via PubData (directly via the "Publish" button or via your workspace "My PubData"). After logging in with your Leuphana account, the publications are described via a submission form and then uploaded. After this, you define the terms of use and conclude a publication agreement. If required, you can set an embargo period so that a publication is only released to the public after a defined period of time. The core condition for publication is that the respective authors have the necessary rights.

In the case of student publications, a → publication recommendation is required from the respective reviewers or lecturers. After the publication has been submitted to PubData, the completed form must be sent to .


You can discover the PubData inventory via the search or browsing functionality. Publications can only be reused in accordance with the terms of use specified by the creators. The license information is provided in the metadata of the respective publication.

Further information

General PubData Guidelines Publications
Instructions for using PubData (available via Leuphana intranet only)
Open Access Information by MIZ