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IT concept of RWTH Aachen University

The increasing digitalization of research, teaching and administration makes high-performance IT indispensable for a high-performance university. The goal must therefore be to establish an integrated information management system at RWTH Aachen University that optimally supports the university's processes. To this end, an IT concept was developed for RWTH Aachen University in 2016.

Based on a draft prepared by the CIO Advisory Board in consultation with the steering groups, committees, group representatives and staff councils involved, this was adopted as the IT concept for RWTH Aachen University by the Rectorate on the recommendation of the Senate on December 16, 2016.

Order and user regulations

In the spring of 2017, the IT Center then began to redefine its regulatory framework and developed its first own regulations and a comprehensively formulated set of user rules.

The regulations concerning the IT Center as well as rules created by the IT Center are set up on heterogeneous levels. The resulting need to revise existing regulations - as well as the need for new regulations - revealed in the analysis that functional passages repeating themselves in many places in individual documents (e.g. on authorized users, the required code of conduct) should be replaced by a newly structured set of regulations. The results were the formulation of the IT Center regulations and the user regulations for the central IT infrastructure of RWTH Aachen University.

The IT Center Regulations and the Usage Regulations for the Central IT Infrastructure of RWTH Aachen University can be supplemented by service-specific usage regulations for individual services provided by the IT Center.

These new regulations are based on the legal regulations stipulated in the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz NRW) and the basic regulations of RWTH Aachen University based on these. Furthermore, the Regulations for the Establishment of Scientific Institutions and Operating Units of RWTH also apply here.

Significance for RWTH Aachen University

In terms of their significance for RWTH, the usage regulations and individual usage rules, just like further guidelines and concepts, regulate the handling of services, performances and goals for the entire RWTH - also in the cooperation of RWTH with partners.