swissuniversities and the ETH Domain jointly organize the Swiss Open Research Data Grants (CHORD) programme. The collaboration enables coherent and broad bottom-up support for ORD practices across disciplines and higher education institutions in Switzerland, thereby facilitating the creation of synergies and complementarities. Furthermore, the collaboration ensures the efficient use of public funding available to swissuniversities and the ETH Domain.
Researchers from all disciplines and all types of higher education and research institutions are welcome to submit their project ideas to the programme. Applications are handled either by swissuniversities or by the ETH Domain, depending on eligibility (see also this graphic for an overview and please note that the EPFL and the ETH Zurich are eligible for both paths):
- Project proposals from institutions eligible for PgB-funding and thus taking the swissuniversities path are evaluated through an open review process by the Open Science Reviewers' Pool. The decision-making body for these proposals is the Delegation Open Science. For funding through the swissuniversities path, the PgB-rules and the matching funds-principle apply. In case of cooperation with non-eligible partner institutions, please take note of section 3.1 of the guidelines for PgB-funding (in German, French or English). Below you will find more information on the open Calls for Proposals in the swissuniversities path.
- Project proposals that are eligible for ETH Domain funding follow the ETH path and are thus evaluated by the ETH Domain Evaluation Group. The decision-making body for these proposals is the ETH Domain Steering Committee. Please see here for more information about open calls in the ETH Domain path.