Our Training Courses

FID4SA offers research institutions, university departments and libraries, training courses on its various resources and services in order to support research and teaching.

The training courses can be organized in your department in person or as an online lecture. We are happy to focus on your content-related needs when designing the training courses.

Moreover, we offer open online training courses and lectures with fixed dates in which you can participate without prior registration.

During winter semester 2022/23 the following courses will be offered:


Der FID4SA und seine Dienste (in German)

This training introduces the FID4SA and its services for all steps in the research cycle in South Asian Studies. The training provides participants with an overview of the research tools provided by the FID4SA, the way to use the FID4SA licenses for digital content (ebooks, databases, etc.), the options for obtaining specialized scientific literature, and the function of the FID4SA's document server (FID4SA repository) as a publication platform for publications in South Asian Studies. The target audience is all researchers in South Asian Studies and related disciplines.

  • 21. November 2022, 15-16h (online)
  • 12. December 2022, 15-16h (online)
  • 09. January 2023, 15-16h (online)

   Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/fkyd-tm37-c6py-quxc

Forschung sichtbar machen - Elektronisches Publizieren im Open Access mit HASP (in German)

With our HASP publication platform, the FID4SA supports scholars in Asian Studies in publishing their research results in open access. Our services range from hosting electronic journals to publishing monographs in various formats – electronically as PDF and HTML, but also as print-on-demand.

In this online course, our various publishing options will be presented in detail. Further, copyright issues and Creative Commons licenses will also be addressed.

  • 19. January 2023, 17-18h (online)

     Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/mer-vnz-upa

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Recherche für wissenschaftliche Arbeiten mit dem FID Südasien (in German)

In this training for students who are about to write a qualification thesis in South Asian Studies, we will present the FID4SA‘s services in research tools and literature procurement. The participants will be given an overview of the steps for writing a scientific qualification thesis and the respective supporting offers of the FID4SA.

  • 23. January 2023, 15-16h (online)

   Access via: https://heiconf.uni-heidelberg.de/fkyd-tm37-c6py-quxc


Registration is not necessary. If you have special topic requests for one of the training dates offered, please let us know by sending an email to fid-suedasien@ub.uni-heidelberg.de  and we will take them into account.

Dates for further online training courses can be found here from January 2023.