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/* Institutional OER policies */
=== Institutional OER policies ===
Most German universities have no policies relating to OER, but there are some policies now of universities that work together in order to offer quality OER teaching material on the web (also see "Institutional OER initiatives"for a list of universitites with OER):* Some universities in Germany work together in order to offer quality OER teaching material on the web. The University of Darmstadt provides a platform OLW [http://www.e-learning.tu-darmstadt.de/openlearnware/lehrmaterial_anderer_unis/index.de.jsp (OpenLearnWear)] as an open source software for other universities to publish their OER material as well. While doing this, the these universities contribute to the idea of free education on the internet. Darmstadt also provides a website with the different URLs of other OER platforms from universities to make it easier to find the other initiatives.* The [http://openaccess.mpg.de/Berlin-Declaration "Berlin Declarationon on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities"] of the Max Planck Gesellschaft declared that research results and cultural heritage shall be freely accessible and usable for scientists and the public. A lot of [http://openaccess.mpg.de/319790/Signatories other educational institutions and universities] joined this declaration.
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