Services

Chat & Collaborate (Rocket.Chat)

 

The chat & collaborate service offers very easy messaging and communication with colleagues. It offers exchanging images or files with colleagues and supports as well notifications from additional services, like the code repository. The service operates Rocket.Chat and beneath the web interface there are clients for desktop or mobile devices available.

 

Details

  • Chatting in groups or with single colleagues
  • Searchable chat history
  • Transferring files, images or videos
  • Emojis are supported

 

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Sync & Share (OwnCloud)

The “Sync & Share" service allows you to keep your data synchronous on your desktop and your mobile devices. You can share selected files or folders with other people, groups, projects or communities. Furthermore, Sync & Share enables you also to work offline with your data and synchronize it once you have access to the internet again.

The Academic Cloud uses the ownCloud software for the Sync & Share service. To learn more about the service and how to use it, you can consult our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) or have a look at the ownCloud user manual.

Details

  • 50 GB of storage space per user
  • Clients for all common operating systems
  • Usage via web interface for flexible platform-independent access
  • Access through WebDAV protocol possible

 

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Code Repository (GitLab)

GitLab is a web-based platform designed to help develop and manage your source code conveniently with a wide range of functionality, including version management, bug tracking and wiki documentation. It allows you to focus on the management of your projects: use configuration options like continuous integration or plugins to support the development lifecycle.
For more information on how to use the service, visit the GitLab documentation pages.
 

Details

  • Usage via web interface
  • Up to 50 projects per user (more on demand)
  • External users can be invited to existing projects
  • Monitored service, including backup

 

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Research Data Repository (Dataverse)

The Research data repository serves as general purpose repository for data. You can save, edit, share and publish your research data here. Add metadata and assign PIDs and DOIs to them. The repository offers a variety of selectable, discipline-specific metadata sets for describing data to make it findable. You can configure personal space in that it automatically adds you published data to your ORCID-ID.
The service is running on the Dataverse software and available via web interface. You can take a look at the official user guide

Details

  • Preserve data and datasets
  • Share data with colleagues
  • Make data publicly available
  • Receive persistent identifier (PIDs) upon publications
  • Usage via web interface

 

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ShareLaTeX

ShareLaTeX offers you creating complex documents with professional layout. The service is web based and allows working either via rich text view or via LaTeX source code. You can keep track of the current version of a text or chapter while collaborating with colleagues in one document. Finalized documents can be downloaded as PDF. 

Details

  • Usage via web interface
  • Collaboration with others at the same time
  • Easy use via rich text view or the document’s LaTeX source code
  • Chat function available

 

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Persistent Identifier (PID)

The service offers a permanent referencing capability with persistent identifiers (PID) to ensure the retrieval and long-term access to your research data or papers. You can mint and maintain your PID via GUI or REST interface and use the embedded PID resolver. This resolving service is provided in cooperation with the ePIC consortium. In case a specific PID contains all metadata required by DataCite, also a DOI can be derived from it. 

Details

  • Ability to refer to data inside research groups, scientific communities or publications
  • Assigning data and metadata
  • Prefixes for dedicated institutes
  • Usage via web interface

 

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