Welcome to AWOB, the Astronomer's Workbench

This service will be shut down on November 30th, 2020. Please save your data. If you have questions, please contact awob-support@gwdg.de.


AWOB, the Astronomer's Workbench, is a communication, collaboration, coordination, data-evaluation and e-publication platform which allows scientific project groups of any size to share data, results, texts and further project relevant resources throughout the whole scientific lifecyle.

AWOB is a project of the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) with the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)) and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) as partners. It has grown out of two main developments, the German Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (GAVO) and the MPDL's knowledge base and software pool for data management and long term data archiving.




Start using AWOB

There are several quick steps to undertake in order to start using AWOB:

  • Request your AWOB account
  • Write down the password you provided during registration
  • Wait until your account is approved (you will receive an e-mail notification)*
  • Visit AWOB, sign in and you are already within your personal workspace.

*Note: it may take from couple of hours until 2 days until your account is approved depending on working hours and the time zone difference. Thank you for your patience.

Forgotten Password

If you have forgotten your password, you may request password reset .


(For signed-in users only) After you Sign in, you may contact us for any questions, suggestions, critics and proposals.