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Communities and collections

The "Digitalisate" community contains public-domain works held by Freie Universität Libraries in physical formats and digitized by the University Library.

Users have the opportunity to find  these and other collections of digitised material with more functions, more details and specifically tailored to digitised material on the platform for digitised material at Freie Universität Berlin at


There are two collections in the "Dissertationen" community.

Within the "Dissertationen Charité" collection, only doctoral theses and habilitation theses submitted to Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are published.

The "Dissertationen FU" collection contains all theses submitted to Freie Universität Berlin.

The "Forschungsdaten" (Research Data) community contains only one collection, the "Alle Forschungsdaten" collection.

The purpose of the "Research Data" collection is to document research data created either at Freie Universität Berlin or in cooperation projects involving Freie Universität Berlin members. That may include research data already hosted in other repositories.

The "Publikationen" community (publication-community) is divided into two collections: "Dokumente Charité" and "Dokumente FU".

The "Dokumente Charité" collection contains journal articles funded by the Charité Open-Acces Publication Fund.

The "Dokumente FU" collection contains:

  • Publications created at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Publications by Freie Universität Berlin members (journal articles, working papers, etc.)
  • Publications edited by Freie Universität Berlin members
  • Publications created by, or edited by, authors or instituitions associated with Freie Universität Berlin

The "Serien und mehrbändige Werke" (series-and-multi-volume-works) community contains two collections. Within the "Serien und mehrbändige Werke Charité" collection contains series and multi-volume works created at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

The collection "Serien und mehrbändige Werke FU" contains series and multi-volume works created at Freie Unversität Berlin.

That would include:

  • Publication series created at Freie Universität Berlin
  • Publication series created by Freie Universität Berlin members, such as edited volumes, congress proceedings, research reports
  • Publication series created by, and edited by, authors and organizations associated with Freie Universität Berlin.

Please note that you can also enter into an editor's agreement with us if you decide to place the original publication of an edited volume or a series on Refubium.

The community "studentische Abschlussarbeiten" cotains documents created by Freie Universität Berlin students, such as bachelor's, master's, and similar theses, provided publication is recommended in writing by a member of faculty.