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Newsletter of the Programme Open Science, July 2021


Dear colleagues,

Here is the latest issue of our newsletter, which informs you monthly about our program and its scope.



swissuniversities adopts the Open Research Data Strategy

By adopting the Open Research Data (ORD) Strategy, swissuniversities has taken a further step towards Open Science and follows on the existing Open Access strategy. The ORD Strategy was developed jointly by swissuniversities, the ETH Domain, the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and focuses on the open access to research data.

The ORD Strategy is developed on the basis of an agreement with the SERI and in coordination with the ERI partners. It is supported by the ETH Board, the SNSF, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. The measures and the implementation steps of the Strategy will be specified into an action plan by the end of the year.

Further information on the ORD Strategy


Contacts of the Open Access officers at the higher education institutions

We have updated the list of contact officers at higher education institutions and optimized the presentation to improve the service for our website visitors. You can find the detailed contacts under this link. Please let us know if anything needs to be adjusted.


Digital annual report of swissuniversities

We are pleased to inform you about the digital Annual Report 2020 of swissuniversities. It shows how swissuniversities experienced the Corona year and which tasks were at the centre of its activities. A tour through our activities – read online



SELVEDAS: Innovative approach to promote efficient data workflow between institutions

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) operates large-scale research facilities that produce multiple petabytes of data every year. In a collaboration funded by a swissuniversities grant, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and PSI co-investigated how best to enable quick and efficient data workflows between the institutions. The successful collaboration, called SELVEDAS (Services for Large Volume Experiment-Data Analysis utilising Supercomputing and Cloud technologies), is paving the way for new services to be offered on the “Alps" supercomputer infrastructure at CSCS.

Read more here



  • Save the Date: November 30, 2021
    P-5 Outcomes: Scientific Information Services for All, swissuniversities
    More details will follow



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Team Open Science, swissuniversities


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