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The Open Science delegation of swissuniversities is responsible for implementing the Open Access action plan. The Open Access Alliance provides support as a sounding board for the exchange of information at a national level and beyond.

Open Access Alliance


  • Maurizio Toneatto (SERI)
  • Dr. Tobias Philipp (SNSF)
  • Isabelle Eula (SLiNER)
  • Dr. Beat Immenhauser (A+)
  • Sven Hug (SSC)
  • Michel Comte (SBVV)
  • Petra Studer (FUTURE)


  • Jean-Blaise Claivaz, SLiNER (open access policies, national monitoring)
  • Susanne Aerni, Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (negotiations with publishing houses, NOAM)
  • Miguel Moreira, RERO (SONAR)
  • Andreas Kirstein, Library ETHZ
  • Lorenza Salvatori, EPFL (OA Compliance Check Tool)
  • Dr. Simone Rosenkranz, ZHB Lucerne (OA-EASI)


  • Dr. Andrea Malits, University of Zurich (OpenAIRE)
  • Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger, University of Zurich (EUA for swissuniversities)
  • Dr. Daniela Hahn, University of Zurich (PLATO)
  • Dr. Dirk Verdicchio, University of Bern (Digitale Dienste & Open Science)


  • Thomas Leibundgut, swissuniversities (Open Science Program)

Alliance meetings in 2023

  • 21 March 2023
  • 8 November 2023, 9-12am

Alliance meetings in 2022

  • 18 January 2022
  • 28 June 2022
  • 11 October 2022