Research Database

What topics do researchers at Leuphana work on? Where can I find information about the University's projects and publications? How international is research at Leuphana? Leuphana´s research database makes this information available to the public. Browse the Research Index FOX to find the information you look for. FOX is based on the Current Research Information System Pure, which the University introduced in 2011.


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The FOX Research Index at Leuphana contains several thousand publicly accessible database entries.
Searching by subject area generates hit lists for projects, people, publications and activities for individual disciplines or topics on which researchers are working at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
Open-ended searching by terms generates hit lists for all entries containing the search term in the description or in one of the attached documents.
If you are looking for entries on a particular person, start on the index page for persons and look up the name for specific results. The use of free search terms is not suitable in this case.

About the project: Leuphana´s Research Information System

The research information system was introduced to document and showcase the University´s research portfolio. Data curation is organised as a shared task between between researchers and the University administration. Researchers have the benefit of a range of value-added services such as CV management, open access and website plug-ins. The FOX Research Index is available for use by the general public as a search engine.

During the rollout of the system, several thousand publications previously collected in the University Bibliography were imported into the new system, along with hundreds of authors. Supplemental information is provided through synchronisation with administrative systems. Researchers use their individual user accounts to register and manage information about their projects, publications and activities. A network of trained editors working in institutes and centers throughout the University supports the individual researcher in this task.

Once registered, the information is available for internal purposes; this makes it possible to reduce the multiple inquiries directed at researchers in the past. Users may specify separately for each database entry whether it can appear in the public research catalog.

A report on our experience with the introduction of Pure is available for download. An information page for users is available to members of the University community on the intranet (accessible from campus or via VPN).