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<p>We understand the digital transformation of science as a socio-technical process in which digital tools<br>

and infrastructure go hand in hand with a (social) opening of essential phases of publicly funded<br>

research and teaching, taking into account subject-specific cultures. One can mandate this process from<br>

the top down, but in our experience a bottom up approach by researchers for researchers with the<br>

support of central facilities on the campus such as computing centre and library is more promising for<br>

the practice of an open scientific culture.</p>

<p>In our opinion, the home institutions of the researchers have to play an important role in this<br>

transformative process.</p>

<p>Policies on Open Access, on the management of research data and an Open Science Manifesto also<br>

provide the institutional framework at our institution.</p>

<p>But this transformation process has only gained momentum with the establishment of an Open Access<br>

Task Force, now renamed into the Open Science Task Force, which brings together active members of<br>

various faculties and university institutions for almost ten years. This think tank meets regularly every<br>

two weeks and develops new ideas to support Open Science transformation up to its implementation in<br>

research projects.</p>

<p>This group is an important driving force for the entire university which has to provide an infrastructure<br>

of services and tools for data publishing integrated seamlessly in the research process, efficient support<br>

to minimize the additional workload for researchers, policy and communication to raise awareness, and<br>

incentives to motivate data publishing.</p>

<p>Since then, our university has consistently expanded its activities to include Open Science. Services for<br>

researchers include an institutional repository for publishing data, a GitLab installation that can<br>

perform automated data quality checks, and virtual research environments designed specifically for<br>

research projects. Particular attention was paid to integrating data management and open science into<br>

student education. A full-semester seminar has been offered for seven consecutive years and is included<br>

as an elective module in several degree programs. This is complemented by sharing of successful<br>

solutions with other universities and the adoption of promising approaches by others. We plan to<br>

present our overall approach to Open Science and the solutions developed so far, all of which are ready<br>

for reuse.</p>