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"OLOS" - The Swiss solution for the long-term use and preservation of research data

"OLOS" is a Swiss solution for the management, deposit, exchange, publication and preservation of research data.




About the project

FAIR, adaptable and easily customizable, OLOS offers researchers from different disciplines a perennial repository deployed in a national cloud. OLOS is not only a showcase for open data but also a repository for data with various levels of sensitivity and confidentiality. A solution that meets the specific needs of researchers with possible international partners without compromising the quality and security of their data. OLOS also offers support and stewardship services in case of large data deposits. This is a valuable help for those who do not have this competence in their own institution.




Université de Genève


Founding members:




Key data

  • First instance deployed in May 2019 in the canton of Geneva (Yareta)
  • Creation of the association in February 2021 by 3 member institutions
  • National instance deployed in May 2021 and open to all researchers
  • 150 people trained to use the solution
  • people trained in the principles of research data management within the framework of the project
  • Scientific committee composed of 5 experts in research data management



Project management

Pierre-Yves Burgi for the project DLCM

Basma Makhlouf-Shabou for the Association OLOS.