№ 42/2016 from Feb 15, 2016
The German Research Foundation has allocated 500,000 euros over a two-year period for a cooperation project of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. The newly founded Margherita von Brentano Center at Freie Universität will have the main responsibility. The funds will be used for the compilation of a repository, or central storage location, for gender research.
The electronic infrastructure makes it possible to store the results of gender research indefinitely, while making the data more widely accessible. There are also plans to create a transdisciplinary platform for free publishing. The repository will function as a bridge between the research on women's and gender studies that has been conducted over the past several decades and the future viability of women's and gender studies as a recognized and networked field. Setting up the repository is a step toward open access, the preferred form for publishing gender research.
The project is being led by Dr. Anita Runge, the managing director of the Margherita von Brentano Center at Freie Universität Berlin (Project Leader), Dr. Karin Aleksander from the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Professor Dr. Sabine Hark from the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies at Technische Universität Berlin.