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Habilitation theses

The Medical library supports scientists in publishing a habilitation thesis. The habilitation degree regulations of the Faculty of Medicine of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the procedural regulations pertaining to habilitations form the legal bases for the submission of all habilitation theses to the Medical Library of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Please visit the website of the Habilitation Office (Habilitationsbüro) to access the pertinent habilitation regulations, procedural regulations pertaining to habilitation requirements, and additional information.

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Publishing a habilitation thesis

Digital publication of the work is carried out via through the Charité Open Access Repository, which is a part of the institutional repository at the FU Berlin (Refubium) - which is then made available by the Dissertations Department (Hochschulschriftenstelle, HSS), on the condition that the file is in PDF format and the metadata and print copy to be submitted have been received and are complete.

The Medical Library of the Charité reviews the submitted version with respect to legibility and proper adherence to the requirements. Any submitted files that are not in compliance with the requirements as regards file format and data medium will not qualify for publication.

The Habilitation Office provides one hard-bound copy of the habilitation thesis to the Medical Library of the Charité for inclusion in its collection.

The habilitation candidate and the Habilitation Office will be informed of the final release via e-mail.

Thesis and habilitation repository of Freie Universität and Charité

How to upload the electronic version

Habilitation candidates publish the electronic version of their work as a PDF file in the repository of the Freie Universität Berlin and transfer the right to publish for non-commercial use to the FU Berlin.

  • In order to achieve this, after creating the metadata simply click to accept the publication contract (in German only) for publishing in the repository of the Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Detailed information on creating the metadata for dissertations and habilitation theses can be found here on our websites.
  • Please be sure to delete any scanned signatures from the file - also the date of birth should be removed from the title page, for reasons of privacy.

concerning the electronic version of cumulative postdoctoral theses

  • As concerns the electronic version of cumulative postdoctoral theses, the original text cannot be published as a full text version before approval to do so has been obtained from the publisher, or unless it has been published in an open-access journal.
  • A list of the currently valid regulations relevant to the various publishers is available in English Sherpa/Romeo List . To rule out any possible misunderstanding, however, it is advised that candidates contact publishers directly and obtain their written approval.
  • If no approval has yet been granted, the publications can only be cited in the form of literature references by indicating the source and a DOI link to the original text (complete URL must be given:'' ... )
  • When formatting the thesis, please leave gaps in accordance with the page count or leave the pertinent pages in your thesis empty.



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