Supplementary Resources

This page contains useful supplementary resources and tools useful for research and training. Note that this list is not intended to be complete but rather a best practise that we found useful. However, for tools we provide references to alternatives as every person has its own style. Suggestions are welcome, too.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen LaTeX templates for reports, presentations and theses available under CC-BY-SA 4.0 can be found here:
Version 1.2.1 (2024-02-20) - Report Template
Version 2.0 (2023-06-16) - Presentation Template
Version 1.5.1 (2024-02-20) - Thesis Template

The templates are provided as ZIP files. Uni Göttingen students can use ShareLaTeX. On the ShareLaTeX website, create a new project and select “Upload Project”, then submit the ZIP file.

Older templates for presentations, reports, theses, and letters can be found on our repository. They also contain some supplementary information on how to use and structure accordingly.

The following contains principles and concepts we found useful, tools are described separately.




  • See Julian's own primer to lightweight project management, which contains an honest reflection of his experience and the way he handles projects (created using Pandoc).

The success of any non-trivial endeavours depend on proper time and project management.

The following is a list of tools we use. We welcome suggestions to improve this list.

Recording your progress and experiments is key to success and reproducibility.

  • Google Doc for the joint recording of meetings and progress
  • Jupyter notebook allows embedding description, experiment (data analysis), result and conclusion into one notebook.
  • LaTeX (see also the template)
  • Shared editing of documents with Overleaf


  • Inkscape (vectors in SVG or PDF)
  • Gimp (pixel/bitmap data, e.g., png)
  • Graphviz (for quickly drawing trees)
  • PlantUML (Graphviz extension) drawing software design documents
  • Impressum
  • Privacy
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  • Last modified: 2024-04-12 13:59
  • by Jonathan Decker