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ALICE (Academic Leiden Interdisciplinary Cluster Environment)

ALICE (Academic Leiden Interdisciplinary Cluster Environment) is the high-performance computing (HPC) facility of the partnership between Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). It is available to any researcher from both partners.

ALICE documentation wiki

Academic integrity

The integrity and reliability of academic research are of fundamental importance. The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity serves as a guideline for all employees and students of Leiden University.

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Assessment by Ethics Committee

Do you want to know how to do research in an ethically responsible way? An Ethics Committee can advise you and assess your research proposal for ethical issues. 

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Bulk storage for research data

For storing large amounts of project or research data on the university network that does not require high throughput, you can request bulk storage in blocks of 1TB.

If you need a smaller amount of storage, you can consider Cloud storage.

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COVID-19 protocols for FSW

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has consequences for the implementation of human-related research at FSW. The COVID-19 protocols inform about the required measures for hygiene and protection.

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Collaborations with industry or societal partners

Has your research revealed interesting possibilities that could be further developed into new products or processes? Luris can advise you on the best strategy to follow. And help you identify partners to help you take these ideas forward. 

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Copyright on publications

What are the rules about copyright on your article, book or other academic publication? The Copyright Information Office can advise you on all aspects of copyright. 

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Data Management Support LUMC

LUMC has its own data management guidelines and support. Information and contact details for Advanced Data Management (ADM) can be found on Albinusnet, the intranet for LUMC.

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Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

Information on processing personal data

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Data Protection Officer

Contact information for the Data Protection Officer

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Digital Lab at Humanities

Are you looking for a place to work, experiment, and find support for your digital research? The new Digital Lab@Veth is designed for staff and students who need advanced equipment and a community of specialists to take their work to the next level. 

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Equipment FSW

Researchers at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences use equipment to acquire physiological data, track eye-movements and simulate sensations. Read about the available equipment at the faculty. 

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Leiden University organises and takes part in popular science events to introduce science to a wider audience. Click on the link below to read about the possible activities and/or register to take part in an event. 

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Experts in the media

Journalist often contact researchers to give their take on current developments in a newspaper article, or a radio or TV broadcast. If you want help to prepare for a media appearance, use the Media Guide for Researchers, or contact the Science Communication Adviser for advice or media training.

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File transfer with SURF filesender

SURF filesender allows you to send large files securely. If you are a researcher, a member of the support staff or an employee at Leiden University, you can use SURF filesender free of charge.

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Financial administration

Is your project financed by second and third sources of funding (national / EU grants and the private sector)? Then you should consult the Regulations on Working for Third Parties to find out about issues you will need to take into account. 

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Funding calendar

Current research funding opportunities and guidelines to maximise your chance of success

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Information on the GDPR

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ICT Workplace

Do you want to set up a digital workplace? Does your work require a customised or stand alone device? The ISSC can help you with computers, printers and accessories like tablets or external hard drives.

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LUMC Research Support Desk

LUMC researchers can contact the LUMC Research Support Desk (RSD). The RSD will forward questions to the right department or expert.

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Long-term data retention

Satisfying the long-term data retention requirements

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MRI Data Sharing Guide

A flowchart showing what MRI data you can share and where to find support

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ORCID (Author ID)

Information on the Open Researcher and Contributor IDentifier and on how to connect ORCID to LUCRIS

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Online Scientific Integrity Module

Practical guidelines and information on research integrity, ethical standards for researchers, research ethics, questionable research practices, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism

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Open access

This portal links you to agreements with publishers, an Open Access checklist and Scholarly Publications

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Open access agreements with publishers

Link to the Journal Browser and an overview of publishers with an Open Access discount agreement with information on how enroll

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Open access publication: flowchart

This overview shows the various steps you can take to make your work Open Access

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Open access: funding

How to fund the costs for Open Access and meet the requirements of research funders

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Overview research facilities

Here you will find an overview of laboratories, equipment and other research facilities at Leiden University. Including availability, conditions and contact persons.  

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Protocols for collecting data at FSW

Researchers at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences use equipment to acquire physiological data, track eye-movements and simulate sensations. To work with equipment you must adhere to our protocols.

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Publishing and Open Access LUMC

LUMC is committed to Open Science, the National Open Science Plan and Open Access (OA) publishing. More information on Open Access publishing can be found on the website of the Walaeus Library. The Walaeus website also has information on publishing and literature research.

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Qualtrics survey software allows you to create online questionnaires for your research. It provides various question types, branch logic and the possibility to export results to statistical software, such as SPSS. You can log in to Qualtrics with your ULCN-account.

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Reference management software

How to choose and use bibliographic managers

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Research data management checklist

A guide to sound data management at every stage of your research 

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Research data services catalogue

All the facilities for data management and storage for your research 

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Research network

A research network is a virtual network for self-managed equipment for research purposes. To ensure optimal security and speed the research network is functionally separate from the other networks.

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Research software for FSW

All lab computers at Social and Behavioural Sciences have packages of the most common research software installed. It's also possible to request other software to be installed on a lab computer, or your work computer. 

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SURKO (Single user compute power on demand)

Single user computing power is a dedicated virtual (Remote desktop) high performance computer that allows researchers and their students to perform data analysis. Continuous operation without updates or restarts is guaranteed for either 4 or 8 weeks.

NOTE: This service is only available for staff of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

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Save time making RfAs, CDAs and MTAs using the Luris Contract Tool

You can easily make your own Requests for Approval (RfA), Confidentiality Agreements (CDA) and Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) with the Luris Contract Tool. The Contract Tool can easily be accessed on the Luris website. 

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Scholarly Publications

Leiden's institutional repository that researchers should use to comply with Open Access policy

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Scholarly information: library resources for your research

Would you like guidance on how to search for relevant resources for your research? In Leiden University Libraries' subject guides you can find an overview of databases, reference works and websites for research in a specific discipline. Need a book, database, journal or other materials the library doesn’t own? Submit your acquisition request.


Your workplace is equipped with a standard basic software package. You can install additional applications via (Managed) Software center. If you can't install the software directly yourself you can request it via the Helpdesk Portal.

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Starting with public outreach

Researchers who are interested in public outreach and sharing their research with a wider audience, can find useful information through the link below. A selection of websites, articles and blogs that contain valuable information for anyone who would like to be active in science communication and engage with the general public.

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Step-by-step plan for project management

What to do to successfully manage your project

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