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Scholarly Communication

KU Leuven supports its researchers in managing and disseminating research outputs. To that effect different services combine their resources since 2016 in a virtual Scholarly Communications office.



Where to publish your results or datasets? What to check and how to choose? How to get credit for peer review?

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... with impact

How to demonstrate (measurable) impact?


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Open Science

Open Science represents a new approach to the scientific process: shifting from the standard practices of publishing research results in scientific publications towards sharing and using all available knowledge at an earlier stage in the research process.

Open innovation, open science, open to the world


bibliographic database

KU Leuven output is managed and stored in Lirias, our Open Access bibliographic database. Lirias contains nearly 400.000 items, ranging from journal articles over PhD theses to artistic output of our researchers.

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About Lirias

Lirias Helpdesk


Research Data

Good data makes good science. The same goes for good datamanagement. KU Leuven invests in services and infrastructures to support its researchers, including a Research Data Management Support Desk.

KU Leuven Policy

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Data publishing


Open Access

KU Leuven expects all journal articles to be accompanied by a full text in its repository. A dedicated Open Access Support Desk checks copyright regulations for our researchers.

KU Leuven Policy

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OA support desk