Sync & Share NRW
c/o Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Röntgenstraße 7-13
D-48149 Münster


Sync & Share NRW is a consortium of North Rhine-Westphalian universities. It is represented by Münster University (WWU). The WWU is a public corporation and an institution of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is represented by Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels.

Supervisory authority is the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Tax ID number: DE 126118759

Editorial responsibility according to §5 TMG:

Dr. Raimund Vogl
Münster University
Zentrum für Informationsverarbeitung
Röntgenstraße 7-13
D-48149 Muenster

The website of Sciebo.de is accessible in the sense of the Equality Law and the BITV NRW.


All texts and photos on Sciebo.de and all sub-sites are protected by copyright. Copying and changing these files is therefore not allowed without permission of the copyright holder. This does not affect "copying" these files on your personal computer to access the web pages in a browser.

The compilation of the information on this website has been made with the utmost care. However, no guarantee for the timeliness, correctness, completeness and quality of this information can be given.

Liability claims against Sync & Share NRW, the WWU, the authors or persons responsible for this website, for tangible or intangible damages which are based on potentially faulty or incomplete data are excluded, unless caused by intent or gross negligence.

All legal disputes emerging from this website are subject to German law.


Data Privacy Statement

Scope of Application

This data privacy statement informs users on the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider (above) on this website (also referred to as “the service”).
The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Handling of Personal Data

Personal data is information that make a person identifiable, i.e. data that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, e-mail address or phone number as well as data on websites viewed by someone.
The provider collects and uses personal data only if the law generally permits this or the users consent to the data collection.


When contacting the seller (for example via contact form or e-mail), information on the user are stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to save specific information related to the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, etc.) on this device. On the one hand, they serve the user by improving the usability of websites (e.g. saving of login data). On the other hand, they capture statistical data on website use which can be analyzed to improve the service. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers come with an option to restrict or completely prevented the storage of cookies. However, it has to be pointed out that the use and in particular the ease of use are limited without cookies.

Registration Function

The data entered during registration will be used for purposes of using the service. Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to the service or registration, such as changes in the scope of service, expiration of usage rights or technical circumstances. The data collected are visible in the input mask during registration. These include name and surname, e-mail address, university, status (student / employee) and user ID.


This service uses Piwik, an open-source software for statistical analysis of user accesses. Piwik uses cookies, text files that are stored on the users’ computers and allow an analysis of the website use by these users. The information cookies generate about the use of this service are stored on the provider's server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. Users can refuse the use of cookies in the settings of their browser software. However, the provider points out that in this case users may not be able to use all features of this website.

Cancellation, Changes, Corrections and Updates

The user has the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored on him. In addition, the user has the right to have inaccurate data corrected and his personal data blocked and deleted, as long as there is no legal obligation to retain data.