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swissuniversities invites you to the Event:

"P-5 Outcomes: Scientific Information Services for All"


30 November 2021 at the University of Fribourg

from 10:00 am to 4:15 pm *.

The P-5 Scientific Information program, which was executed from 2017-2020, and further expanded untill end of 2021, is now reaching completion. This program has evolved into the current Open Science Program 2021-2024, which focuses on Open Access and will soon integrate a new part focused on Open Research Data.

The P-5 Scientific Information program has funded many projects that have resulted in services benefiting all members of the scientific community. In the exhibition part of the conference, these projects will present their services. Interested participants can see live demonstrations of the services and talk to project team members.

swissuniversities thanks the University of Fribourg for hosting and supporting the organization of this event. 

Please note that a valid Covid certificate is required to attend this event. You can find more information here


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We warmly welcome an interdisciplinary community of researchers, librarians, funders, publishers, IT specialists and policy-makers, as well as current and future project leaders, customers, evaluators and providers of the services emerged from the P-5 funded projects, as well as the members of the current Open Science Reviewers-Pool of swissuniversities.




Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Astrid Epiney, Rector of the University of Fribourg


Program P-5

Dr. Patrick Furrer, Coordinator Program P-5


Keynote: Open Science- the time is now

Dr. Paola Masuzzo, Data Scientist at TP Vision; Independent Researcher at IGDORE


Exibition part

Funded projects present their services

12:00Lunch break


Keynote: FAIR in times of crisis

Prof. Dr. Barend Mons, Professor of BioSemantics at the Human Genetics Department of Leiden University Medical Center


Exibition part

Funded projects present their services


Keynote: Open Science and FAIR Data for all? Current global developments and challenges.

Dr. Simon Hodson, Executive Director of CODATA


Wrap- up and Farewell note

Dr.Patrick Furrer, Coordinator Program P-5
Prof. Dr. Christian Schwarzenegger, Vice President Faculty Affairs and Scientific Information; Vice President Delegation Open Science

16:15Event end



Dr. Aude Bax de Keating, Portfolio Manager Open Science Program, swissuniversities


Please register here by 23 November 2021.

General information

The conference is organized by swissuniversities and in cooperation with the University of Fribourg. It will be held in English and the participation is free of charge. If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail us at


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* The organizing committee reserves the right to change the conference format and venue due to force majeure events and in compliance with the decisions of the Federal and Cantonal authorities regarding Covid-19.