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Call for Open Access projects

You are invited to collaborate across institutional and disciplinary boundaries in order to create strong synergies in the field of open access with an international focus. Please submit your project proposals in english to contribute to the success of the Open Access Action Plan.

Projects co-funded by swissuniversities are mostly selected in an open review process, based on criterias made explicit in the Implementation plan Open Access. This document contains all the necessary information for the submission of your projects. Further key documents can be found in the box on the right side.


Project Ideas Check

The Program Coordination is offering a “project ideas check” service to proposers, with a dedicated attention to orienting the proposal to the right action line(s), building upon existing scientific information e-infrastructures and services, stimulating national synergies and taking care of international interoperability. We provide feedback to first proposal drafts or project ideas received at the latest one month prior to the action lines’ deadlines (see below).

Please note that this “project ideas check” service does not substitute to the mission of the Reviewers who are asked to assess proposals once submitted to the Open Science program.
 

Action lines and submission deadlines

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Specifications

Policies  For all questions please contact Valérie Andres
Regulatory framework31 May 202130 September 2021to be published in March 2021
Communication & awareness raisingProposals continuously acceptedAt the following DelOs sessionsee requirements
Negotiations with publishers  to be published in March 2021
National monitoring31 May 202130 September 2021to be published in March 2021
OA National Fund31 May 202130 September 2021to be published in March 2021
Setting up of shared services15 January 202131 May 2021see Implementation Plan
Participation to international initiatives15 January 202131 May 2021see Implementation Plan
Alternative forms of publications31 May 202130 September 2021see Implementation Plan
Research Assessment 15 January 202131 May 2021see Implementation Plan

The deadlines for the years 2022 and 2023 can be found in the documen Implementation Plan.

List of submitted project proposals

By the deadline of January 15, 2021, 11 project proposals were submitted. The Open Science Delegation will meet on May 26, 2021 to finalize the decision. The information will be published on this page.

List of submitted project proposals