The Open Science I Phase B – ORD programme implements those action lines of the ORD Action Plan that are under the responsibility of swissuniversities.
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Call for proposals B3.2: ORD Funding for Existing Research Infrastructures of Strategic Relevance
Content: The aim of Measure B3 is to allocate cost-effective, long-term funding for ORD services and infrastructures of national significance. The call B3.2 welcomes project proposals that aim to promote ORD either by introducing a new ORD element or by further developing an ORD component in existing research infrastructures. If possible, and to avoid duplication, synergies with other existing infrastructures should be sought.
Action Line C1.3: Mobilise and facilitate participation in
relevant international initiatives
Content: The goal of Action Line C1.3 is to ensure adequate representation of Swiss researchers in international forums and initiatives. The call for proposals targets eligible Swiss higher education institutions and initiatives, aiming to enable their participation in relevant European and international initiatives by financing membership fees.
Action Lines A1.2.1 + A1.2.2: Provide ORD grants to support and develop ORD practices and community building
swissuniversities and the ETH Domain jointly organize the Swiss Open Research Data Grants programme. See here for more information about the collaboration.
Action Line B5.2: Action plans on data stewardship
Content: Action line B5.2 of the ORD Action Plan aims to promote data stewardship and ORD specialists at all higher education and research institutions. Data stewardship is the focus of the first implementation step. Data stewardship encompasses the management and oversight of an organization's data assets with the goal of providing access to research data. As such, it is the link between researchers and support entities in the form of IT, libraries, and infrastructure providers. Data stewards take an active advisory role for researchers and serve as the first point of contact for all questions regarding (open) research data, e.g. data backup, long-term preservation, or data management.
Call for proposals: July 1, 2022 - October 1, 2022.
Institutions were invited to describe their ideas and intentions for building up data stewardship at their institution in the form of a (short) action plan. More detailed information on the call are available in the Guide for Action Line B5.2 (German, French).
Action Line B5.3: Establishment of a Network for Data Stewardship
Content: As part of action line B5.3, interested higher education institutions can submit project proposals to promote data stewardship and establish a corresponding network within the Swiss higher education landscape. The project aims to create a network that fosters inter-institutional exchange, initiates collaborations, and addresses the needs of various institutions and research communities. The network will also serve as a contact point for questions on data stewardship and ensure medium and long-term international alignment.
Action Line C2.1: Developing good practices for RDM training at higher education institutions
Content: Action line C2.1 seeks to develop good practices for RDM training at Swiss higher education institutions. The process of developing must involve research communities and other relevant actors in the field of RDM.
Content: Projects submitted under this call must aim to develop a model curriculum for a specific discipline that integrates research data management (RDM) into the training of PhD students and junior researchers. Preference is given to concepts with high potential for use at other institutions and other disciplines. If applicable, project proposals should involve the different types of higher education institutions and other relevant actors in the field of RDM.
Content: As a step towards incentivizing and rewarding ORD practices, interested higher education institutions may submit a project proposal for promoting interinstitutional exchange and the dissemination of best practices for considering ORD practices in recruitment and career advancement processes.