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I'm going to suggest https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/ Although, it does not index everything it does index many astronomy, physics, maths, engineering, and other science journals (Full list of journals http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs_doc/journals1.html). There are even some "arts" journals though they are usually combined arts and science journals. It ...


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A bit more background: Teaching There is a parallel discussion happening about schools and their teaching tools during lockdown/school closures. (Both schools and universities in Germany are owned by the Länder.) One example that made it into the media quite prominently was a school in Berlin that got an official "Warning" by the ...


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It not surprising that there is little good information on this issue available. As has already been written, this is all about the European data protection directive GDPR ("DSGVO" in German). It contains a number of measures that should enable users to protect their personal data. The law defines some guidelines that include the right of users to ...


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It's mostly about DSGVO (the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung). I don't know too much about it, but, if I understood correctly, it forbids that university staff stores data which affects their students on any service that is not under control of the university. As a consequence, many universities host their own services or buy services with special conditions ...


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I am not aware of any official guideline to avoid using foreign cloud applications at German universities. However, I only know what is correct for my university. The federal system in Germany makes it unlikely that any such general guideline will exist. What is true however is that most universities offer a lot of locally maintained services as alternatives ...


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