Research Database

What are the research topics under investigation at Leuphana? Where can I find information about the University's projects and publications? How international is this research? Information on matters such as these is available through the Leuphana Research Database, which was introduced at the University in 2011. The FOX Research Index can be searched for all of the public research services in the database.


Search tips

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, enter the individual's first and last name, review the hit list and click on "Show entries for this person" [in German: "Einträge dieser Person anzeigen"].

About the project: The Leuphana Research Database

The Leuphana Research Database creates a uniform resource for research reporting, a tool coordinated 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 introductory phase, several thousand publications were added to the new system, along with hundreds of authors in the University Bibliography created in 2007. Systems maintained by the University administration provide supplemental information relevant to research as well. Researchers use their individual user accounts to manage detailed information about their projects, publications and activities. Those researchers who wish also have the assistance of a network of trained editors working in institutes and centers throughout the University.

Once registered, the information is ordinarily available for internal purposes; this makes it possible to reduce the multiple queries encountered in the past. Users may specify separately for each database entry whether it should also be available for 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).