Digital Curation at ETH Zurich

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Research Data Management

The term Research Data Management (RDM) encompasses the handling of research data during their entire life cycle. This starts with the conception of a project including a data management plan (DMP), comprises data creation and processing and extends to their publication and preservation for future re-use.

Research Data Lifecycle


Appropriate data management and the creation of DMPs do not only facilitate sharing and publishing data; moreover, funders like the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) or Horizon2020 demand the submission of a DMP when submitting a project proposal. These DMPs should be updated regularly in the course of a project.

Our RDM team supports you in creating DMPs and assists you with the management and publication of your data.

Digital Curation

Data management is closely related to data publication and to the preservation of data availability in the long term.
With the Research Collection (external link), ETH Library provides an infrastructure for the publication of documents and research data according to the FAIR principles (external link). The automated connection to the ETH Data Archive in the background ensures the medium to long-term preservation of these data.
Even if you don’t plan to use these applications, the Digital Curation team is your point of contact for technical and conceptual issues concerning long-term electronic archiving.

Find out about our services or feel free to contact us to arrange a consultation!

What would you like to do?Research CollectionETH Data Archive
I would like to upload publications or research data step by step over my browser.YesNo
I need to publish my Annual Academic Achievements.YesNo
I would like to publish my articles, reports and other publications.YesNo
I would like to have the option to upload updates of my previously published data.YesNo
I would like to upload supplementary material to a publication, have the opportunity to cite data persistently and to grant access to others.YesNo
My data is too big to be handled in a web browser. I wonder whether there is an interface available for direct data transfer from my server?NoYes
I often have to publish or archive similar data. Is it possible to automate this process?NoYes
We would like to structure, collect and describe our data on site at an early stage in order to support publishing.No Yes
In connection with docuteam packer (external link)
My research data is already stored in our internal database and described with metadata. I would like to export my metadata in order to reuse them for a new upload.NoYes
We run a bigger collection of valuable data or digital copies and would like to ensure their usability over the long term. Access for third parties is not needed.NoYes
I would like to register software code that was developed during my employment at ETH Zurich according to the regulations of ETH transfer.No Yes
Please follow the guidelines of ETH transfer (external link)
As one of our ETH websites will be revised fundamentally we would like to archive the current state.No Yes
Please contact the ETH Zurich University Archives, which is able to initiate the web archiving.

News RSS

Date Link and Description
08.08.2018 Publish research data of up to 10 GB per file
From now on, researchers from ETH Zurich can publish files with a maximum file size of 10 GB in the Research Collection.
04.06.2018 Storing and archiving data safely
New animation on the topic of “digital curation”
29.05.2018 Registration for the Swiss Research Data Day is now open
During the Swiss Research Data Day on 12 June 2018 at ETH Zurich, best practices around handling, managing, and sharing research data are being discussed.

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