Digital Collaboration at the GGK/GCSC
- Resources & Events
With the start of the Winter Semester 2020-2021, the GGK/GCSC is aiming to translate its traditional ritual calendar to the online environment in times of the pandemic. For the first time, the GGK/GCSC plenary meeting takes place online. New members of the GCSC have also been matched with more experienced members, in an attempt to foster exchange and collaboration between cohorts.
The reconceptualized Induction Week kicks off a semester in which collaborative research formats (keynote lectures, workshops, master classes, conferences, colloquia, book presentations, etc.) will be back on the schedule in a (with the help of pre-circulated papers, statements, questions, for example). Sessions will generally be shorter than the in-person formats of previous semesters.
In light of the current development of the pandemic, should only take place if they are absolutely necessary. When the situation allows, small groups will be able to meet in person if they strictly follow the general health regulations and the GGK/GCSC ‘hygiene concept’ (use your G-Kennung and password to log into the internal member area). Please be aware that online meetings should be favoured in any case to enable the participation of all members, regardless of their health condition or geographical location (as residency in the Gießen region is not required at the moment).
The university also regularly updates their FAQ on the Coronavirus.
- Partner Events
- Some online events organized by our partner institutions are also open to GGK/GCSC members. Conversely, the GCSC also invites colleagues and doctoral researchers of the partner institutions to participate in some of its events.
If you have any questions, ideas or concerns about collaborative research at the GGK/GCSC, you can attend Jens Kugele's open office hour (every Monday, 11.00-12.00) on Mattermost.
- Tools & Infrastructure for collaborative research
The IT Service Centre (HRZ) provides the GGK/GCSC with tools and guidelines for digital collaboration. These tools have been selected in regards to cyber security and data protection regulations.
For daily communication within and between research groups, we recommend using the chat platform Mattermost, and its integrated video conference platform BigBlueButton. No registration is required, you can simply log in with your G-Kennung and usual password. Documents should be stored on the university’s cloud storage service JLUbox; large documents can be sent with F*EX.
To organize research group meetings and mailing lists, it is possible to use the ‘study group’ function of the learning management system StudIP. Mailing lists can also be managed with the help of Sympa, and scheduling polls with Terminplaner.
If you need technical support, please get in touch with the HRZ Helpdesk.