André Hoffmann

Information specialist at the Main Library University of Zurich. National Open Access Desk for Switzerland.

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Swiss Research Data Day 2018

Swiss Research Data Day 2018

The Swiss Research Data Day on 12 June 2018 at ETH Zurich was organised by the Swiss research data management project DLCM and supported by the OpenAIRE2020 NOAD in Switzerland. There has been a data deluge in the research sector in recent years, accompanied by an increasing tendency to allow the scientific community access to […]

As of 2020: 100% Open Access to SNSF-funded research in Switzerland

As of 2020: 100% Open Access to SNSF-funded research in Switzerland

Based on a decision by the National Research Council, all publications produced in SNSF-funded projects are to be freely available in digital format as of 2020. “Research findings funded by public money are a public good,” says Matthias Egger, the President of the National Research Council. Open Access is quickly becoming the accepted standard in […]

Swiss National Science Foundation introduces data management plans

Swiss National Science Foundation introduces data management plans

Researchers who are applying for Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project funding will have to supply a data management plan (DMP) as of October 2017. DMPs will encourage good data management practices througout the data lifecycle in order to better document, store and validate research findings. Moreover, the SNSF expects that data generated by funded […]

Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

Swiss Open Access Strategy: Towards the Unrestricted Publication of Research Outputs

At its plenary assembly on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Stategy. The strategy aims to provide public access to research publications via the Internet or via open databases as soon as possible. Currently, access to most research outputs is restricted by the terms […]

Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

Swiss Research Data Management Day 2016

On November 29th 2016 the Swiss RDM Day took place at Rolex Learning Center, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The national workshop for 150 participants was jointly organised by OpenAIRE, the national project Data Life-Cycle Management (DLCM) and its partners (EPFL, ETH Zürich, HES-SO – HEG, University of Basel, University of Zurich, Université de […]

Open-Access-Tage 2015

Open-Access-Tage 2015

Open-Access-Tage 2015 (Open Access Days 2015) took place 7-8 September in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference highlighted that Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) now reach a multitude of stakeholders, though each are impacted at different levels and in various forms. This diversity of knowledge and requirements increasingly requires information exchange and coordination. In Switzerland, […]

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