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Who can take part in the LMU Open Science Center community?

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Anyone from the LMU and beyond can attend and participate in our events. To get notified of our activities, you can subscribe to our mailing list:


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How to become an official member of the LMU Open Science Center?

According to its statute, the OSC has four categories of membership:

  • Full members ("ordentliche Mitglieder"): University teachers of the LMU (i.e., professors and PDs).
  • Extraordinary members ("außerordentliche Mitglieder"): Other researchers of the LMU (e.g., post-docs and lecturers that do not fall into the first category).
  • Associate members ("assoziierte Mitglieder"): Researchers from other universities or non-university research institutes, who have a close collaboration with the LMU and who contribute to foster the goals of the OSC.
  • Institutional members ("institutionelle Mitglieder"): Research institutions of the LMU (e.g., departments, faculties), central institutions of the LMU, and non-LMU institutions which provide infrastructure or other services that facilitate the goals of the OSC.

In addition, OSC Fellows are early career researchers from the LMU who are leading on grassroots initiatives and who we want to recognise, whether or not they can be official members of the OSC (e.g. if they do not have a PhD degree yet).

By joining the OSC, members (of any category) express that they actively support the goals of the OSC. Beyond this, we encourage members to become ‘ambassadors’ of open research practices in whatever capacity they find suitable, e.g. contribute in delivering training events or seminars, contribute in community building, get involved in meta-research projects, or liaise with stakeholders to inform on the design of incentives and policies. Only OSC members can vote for and take part in the OSC Scientific Board.

Prospective institutional members can learn more about the benefits of becoming a Funding Institutional Member and schedule a call with us!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the LMU OSC, please write an email to