Dr. Christoph Bruch is senior advisor for Strategy at Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office. His focus is on legal aspects concerning research publications and research data. He is a member of the Working Group on Legal Aspect of the German Priority Initiative "Digital Information" and of the working group of legal experts of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations. He studied political sciences at Johan Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and Free University Berlin. Before joining the Helmholtz Association, he held professional positions at the Free University Berlin, the German Institute for Urban Studies, and Max Planck Society. In an honorary capacity he is advocating access to knowledge via his engagement with Coalition for Action "Copyright for Education in Research", European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science.