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Swiss Open Science Action Plan Kick-Off Forum

The open science working group initiated by swissuniversities in 2019 aims to broaden the open access strategy and its action plan to include additional components, which are also part of Open Science. This requires direct and close cooperation with all stakeholders, and in par-ticular with the scientific community. To promote the exchange and to gather fresh, inspiring and visionary ideas, swissuniversities invites you to the Kick-Off Forum of the Swiss Open Science Action Plan 2021-2024.

This event will take place at the Forum Rolex of EPFL on Thursday October 17th, one day ahead of the Open Science Day, an event that is part of the EPFL 50th anniversary celebrations.


Every member of the Swiss scientific community interested in suggesting project ideas in the context of Open Science services and / or infrastructures that would ideally im-plement the Open Science National Strategy. Please note that the Swiss Open Science Strategy also aims at including Open Innovation, Citizen Science and Open Education initiatives.

Call for Ideas

We welcome the submission of posters and videos (2 minutes maximum) high-lighting your ideas and inspiring visions regarding open and reproducible science in Switzerland.

  • How do you envision the concrete implementation of open science in the next 5, 10 or 15 years in your field?
  • What will be your added value and contribution to this field?
  • Why do you think your idea is relevant not only for your community, but also for the scientific community in Switzerland?

Feeling inspired?

Submit your proposal by September 9, 2019 via

The most inspiring and visionary ideas will be presented at the forum and a prize will be awarded to the to best selected recipients.

Registration: Free and open to everyone. Registration is required, available here on a first come first served basis.

Time and Location: Thursday October 17, 2019 14:00-17:30, Forum Rolex




Welcome Address: Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


Keynote Speaker: Mercè Crosas, University Research Data Officer (HUIT) and Chief Data Science and Technology Officer (IQSS), Harvard University


Keynote Speaker: Fernando Pérez, Assistant Professor, Statistics Department, University of California Berkeley


From Open Science Strategy to Action Plan in Switzerland: Patrick Furrer, Program Coordinator, swissuniversities


Presentations of the best Open Science Posters & Videos: Aude Dieudé, Portfolio Manager, swissuniversities


Prize for the Poster & Videos Presentations


Networking Aperitif


Important Dates

September 9th

Deadline for Posters & Videos Submission

October 17th

Open Science Action Plan Kick-Off Forum @ EPFL



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