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Our expertise

The UB offers a growing number of services to support research and education. Are you seeking our expertise on a specific subject? Find your way with this overview and meet our experts.

Research support

Head of department drs. Ane van der Leij (050) 363 5026 a.w.van.der.leij



Open Access


ORCID / author identifier




Reference Management


Research Data


Research Intelligence


University of Groningen Press


Education support

Head of department Raquel Raj (050) 363 5846 r.l.raj

Open Educational Resources


Information Literacy




Compulsory literature


Brightspace and reader support


Meet our experts

On a regular basis, our experts explain in an interview how they can help you. In addition, during a Pop-up Library at your faculty, you can meet our experts, get on-site support and discover what the UB can do for you.


Giulia Trentacosti, Open Access Specialist

"There are new developments in scholarly communication almost every day, some of which, for example Plan S, have an enormous impact on the scientific community. We are here to help researchers find their way in this ever-changing and complex area."


Shaya Abdolahzadeh, Research Impact Specialist

"I am here to support our academic community in measuring and optimizing their research impact and exploring potential collaborations or research trends."

Joost Driesens

Joost Driesens, Bibliographic Management Specialist

"We provide researchers with tailored advice on which bibliographic management programme is best suited to their specific research."


Margreet Nieborg, Publishing Consultant for University of Groningen Press

“University of Groningen Press combines traditional library expertise with advice on the latest publication trends and tailor-made technological support for academic editors and authors."

Tiemen Folkers

Tiemen Folkers, Author Identification (ORCID) Specialist

"An ORCID iD unambiguously links you to your publications. This makes your work more visible. My tip: add your ORCID iD to Pure for easy synchronisation of your research activities".

Mira Zhuk

Mira Zhuk, Open Educational Resources Specialist

“Open Educational Resources become more prominent in higher education. They facilitate a quicker transition to online teaching, help educators to create innovative resources while taking into account students’ needs and learning goals.”

Doetsje Brouwer

Doetsje Brouwer, Pure Support Specialist

"Every year, more than 10,000 publications by UG authors pass through our hands. We continuously improve Pure to increase the findability of research results and to relieve researchers as much as possible in the registration of their research output."

Alie Bijker

Alie Bijker, License Manager

"As license manager, I organize and take care of the library’s digital collections. Users often think that online information is available for free, but a lot goes into making the necessary resources and databases available and a lot of money is involved."

Evert Jan

Evert Jan Reker, Information and Collection Specialist for the Special Collections

“Our most important task at the Special Collections is to support the research and teaching at the UG. We supply materials for the support of lectures and seminars, collaborate on exhibitions, including digital ones, and process acquisition suggestions for the collection.”


Martijn Blikmans, Open Educational Resources Specialist

"Open educational resources come in all shapes and sizes, and by starting small, you can often see that it is pretty easy to incorporate open elements in teaching."

Dorine Kieft

Dorine Kieft, Copyright Specialist

“What should you, as an author, consider when submitting an article for publication? How can you reuse images in your teaching? The Copyright Information Point helps with questions and provides advice and information.”

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