Services for researchers

The Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences supports its researchers throughout from the planning and application of a research project to its implementation and completion. Various resources are provided for this purpose.

The various institutions of the Research Department are available for consultation and coaching. The Service Centre Research and Transfer provides support for questions regarding externally funded research and transfer activities. The organization and handling of internal research funding is the responsibility of the Center for Research and Development.

Within the scopeof its central research funding, university-level research projects, both subject-related and interdisciplinary, are funded to support the development of a long-term sustainable research context. Research structure funding supports the research-related networking and formation of research centres that focus on specific areas. The Center for Research and Development (ZFE)

For researchers, direct access to information services and funding databases is offered centrally for enquiry on funding programmes, calls for proposals and deadlines.

For many years, the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences has been organising a wide variety of meetings and conferences. The Conference Office of the University Communication department is available for the organisation of these events. Scientific conferences are supported by the Center for Research and Development through the Central Research Funding. Networking with cooperation partners is supported by the Service Center Research and Transfer.

The Hochschule Darmstadt supports Open Access publishing. Information is available directly from the library of the Hochschule Darmstadt. As part of the EUt+ Alliance, all members of the participating institutions also have access to the EUt+ Academic Press (DE), an own university publishing house, where they can read and publish free of charge.

The library of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences operates the repository h_docs, on which members of the university can publish academically. Under the umbrella of OpenAire, the repository is also part of the shared repository of all EUt+ partners. In addition, research data can be archived and published using the cooperative HeFDI service TUdatalib. Further information is available directly from the library.


The University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt is the first German HAW member of the ORCID DE consortium since 2019 and supports the use of these IDs for the allocation of publications. The use of an ORCID provides a permanent digital identifier that identifies researchers.