Claiming your ORBilu references in ORCID

Importing your ORBilu references in your ORCID profile is easy, just follow this tutorial

Please contact us at orbilu@uni.lu if you have any doubts



Affiliations Update

Affiliations have been updated in ORBIlu with the new 2020 departments and faculties acronyms.


While entering a reference, the affiliation field will display both your former and new affiliation.

Choose the one relevant to the period of publication of your work.


Don't forget to use both the old and the new name of your faculty/department to perform a 2020 report.


Please contact us at orbilu@uni.lu for any question you may have.
Searching for Open Access publications?

Mosa aims to highlight Open Access research produced by scholars from Belgian and Luxembourgish institutions. More than 10 repositories are daily harvested in Mosa.

Mosa also contains publications and communications with restricted access (intranet). Depending on the repositories, a Request a print option can help you to directly contact the author and ask for an electronic copy.


title 21/04/2020

The ORBilu team is pleased to offer you individual online session of Clean my ORBilu Training.

The aim of this session is to help you improve the discoverability and accessibility of your publications by improving the quality of your ORBilu profile and the metadata of your references.

More help...


Open Access Week webinars

Join OpenAIRE for a series of webinars (and more) during Open Access Week 2019!

The 2019 International Open Access Week will be held October 21-27, 2019. This year’s theme, “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” builds on the groundwork laid during last year’s focus of “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.”
As has become a yearly habit, OpenAIRE will organise a series of webinars during this week, highlighting OpenAIRE activities, services and tools and reaching out to the wider community with relevant talks. 

On the programme this year:

- Monday October 21st at 11 AM CEST: OpenAPC - cost transparency of Open Access publishing by Christoph Broschinski and Andreas Czerniak (UNIBI)
- Monday October 21st at 2 PM CEST : Research Data Management by S. Venkataraman (DCC) and Thomas Margoni (CREATe)
- Tuesday October 22nd at 10 AM CEST: Horizon 2020 Open Science Policies and beyond by Emilie Hermans (OpenAIRE)
- Friday October 25th at 11 AM CEST: Plan S compliance for Open Access Journals - what we know so far and where we think we're heading by Dominic Mitchell (DOAJ)
- Friday October 25th at 2 PM CEST: From Open Science to Inclusive Science by Paola Masuzzo


Adding ORBilu uploads to your ORCID profile

The Open Researcher and Contributor ID - ORCID - provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised. If you do not already have one, you can register on their website: https://orcid.org/

The current version of ORBilu does not include the option to fill-in your ORCID, but it will be added to the system in the near future.

In the meantime, here is a work-around to feed-in your ORCID profile from ORBilu:

1) From your ORCID profile, under the 'Works' sections, click on "Add works" > "Search & link" > "BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine"

2) Update the search field with your name as it appears on ORBilu - aut:"SURNAME, FIRST NAME"

3) Check which publications belong to you and click on "Claim" next to your name. 

You ORCID profile should show those publications you claimed.

Clean your ORBilu
The ORBilu team is organising a series of sessions to help you make sure your publications are as visible and findable as possible.
Want as many people to read your work and cite you but still staying in the legality of your publishing agreement? Let's sit down together and help you identify whether you could change a "Limited Access" upload to "Open Access" or "Open Access with embargo". We will share with you some tips and tools that will help you when uploading future references (e.g. DOI, handle, SherpaRomeo). 
Let us know if you would like to organise a session in your department or an individual meeting. Email us at orbilu@uni.lu
Previous session
When: Thursday 25 July 2019
Time: 11:00-12:30
Where: Luxembourg Learning Centre, Floor -2 (minus 2), PC Training Room
Who: ONLY University of Luxembourg staff that have an active ORBilu profile 


Be seen. Be read. Be cited

title 06/06/2019

Last September 2018, an international consortium of research funders – referred to as cOAlition S and that includes the FNR, Luxembourg’s national funder – released the Plan S initiative that aims to make scientific publications fully and immediately Open Access (OA). After a period of consultation from the research community and publishers, the final and revised principles and implementation guidelines were published last week.


Plan S states that:

"With effect from 2021, all scholarly publications on the results from research funded by public or private grants provided by national, regional and international research councils and funding bodies, must be published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo."


As a researcher, if you are fully or partially funded by the FNR or by another funding agency part of cOAlition S (for grants awarded as of January 2021), you will be required to:

  • Publish in an OA venue (OA journal or OA platform); or publish in a subscription journal and make it fully open and immediately available on ORBilu; or publish OA in a subscription journal under a transformative arrangement.

  • Publishing in a ‘hybrid’ (or mirror/sister) journal will not be allowed, except if a transformative arrangement is in place.

  • No embargo periods are allowed (i.e. fully open and immediate access on ORBilu).

  • Retain your author rights by publishing under an open licence, preferably the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY).


We recommend you read the full principles and implementation guidelines about Plan S on https://www.coalition-s.org/

Read more about some of the concerns you may have

The ORBIlu team is growing

The University of Luxembourg library has just hired on a permanent basis an “Advocate for scholarly communication and research process”.

Jonathan England, who will also now coordinate ORBilu, will be your point of contact at the University for Open Access queries, research data management and Data Management Plans guidance, or any other developments around research outputs dissemination and Open Science.

Make good use of these new services by contacting: jonathan.england@uni.lu or orbilu@uni.lu


Open Science Forum – 14-16 November 2018

Save the date for three days of seminars, debates and hands-on sessions on how to make your research more visible, transparent, reproducible and efficient.

The Open Science Forum is aimed at all researchers and research support staff within and around Luxembourg, whatever your field of research or your research institution is and whether you are an early-career or an established researcher. 

From publication and data management to research evaluation and open innovation, you will all find something to learn and debate about. 

Find out more on the website or email us at openscience2018@uni.lu