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ORD Calls

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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Information on the 2022 calls:

Measure A1: Provide bottom-up support to promote excellence in ORD practices

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.

Measure B5: Professionalization of ORD specialists and services

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.
  • Target Group: The call is open to all institutions eligible for funding.
  • Funding Duration: until the end of 2024
  • Call for proposals: July 1, 2022 - October 1, 2022.
    • Institutions are 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 and the corresponding forms are available in the Guide for Action Line B5.2 (German, French).
  • Planned events: Workshop for contact persons on 5 July 2022 in Bern.