ETH Research Data Management Summer School 2019

This ETH Summer School addresses doctoral students and postdocs within the ETH domain. It gives you an extensive overview on Research Data Management (RDM), its principles, its practical implications and on useful tools for early career scientists (doctoral students and postdocs). RDM is vital for researchers to ensure the proper organisation of research data along the entire life cycle from creation to preservation including their sharing as open data (FAIR data).

Content of the Sessions

  • broad introduction to research data management and open science
  • daily data management during the course of a research project
  • reproducible data management and analysis
  • open access to publications
  • sharing and publishing research data
  • outreach to researchers and the public
  • long-term preservation of research data

Sessions include short presentations by various ETH professors and will be complemented by practical workshops, where you can immediately apply knowledge gained during the sessions. A marketplace at the end of the summer school offers the possibility to discuss open questions and problems concerning various topics in research data management in 1:1 consulting.

When and where?

The ETH Research Data Management Summer School 2019 takes place from 4 June to 7 June 2019 in the ETH Alumni Pavillon (external link) and addresses doctoral students and postdocs from ETH Zurich, EPFL and research institutions within the ETH domain (EAWAG, Empa, WSL, PSI).

Participation Fee

150 CHF

Conditions of participation 

Doctoral students can obtain 2 ECTS points for the Summer School. Participants must register for the Summer School and complete the program in full to receive the credit points. This includes pre-course work, full presence during lectures and workshops, writing a data management plan, and presenting their prepared poster.

Closing date for registration is 30 April 2019.

Day 1: Research Data Management and Open Science – The basics | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

08.30-10.00Introduction to Research Data Management and Open Science (S1)
10.30-12.00The role of RDM in research – perspectives (S2)
13.00-15.00Getting Started – How to plan your RDM and do your own DMP (WS1)
15.30-18.00Poster Session (PS)

Day 2: Active Research Data Management and Reproducibility in Research | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

08.30-10.00Introduction to Active Research Data Management (ARDM) (S3)
10.30-12.00ARDM and reproducibility (S4)
13.00-15.00Parallel Workshops on ARDM and reproducibility (WS2)
15.30-18.00Parallel workshops on ARDM and reproducibility (WS3)

Day 3: Open Access, Open Data, Scientific Outreach | Thursday, June 6, 2019

08.30-10.00Open Access Publishing (S5/WS4)
10.30-12.00Sharing and Publishing Research Data (S6/WS5)
13.00-15.00Scientific Outreach (S7)
15.30-18.00Scientific Outreach and Social Academic Networks (WS6)

Day 4: Long-term preservation, wrap-up and marketplace | Friday, June 7, 2019

08.30-10.00Long-term preservation and its impact on re-use (S8)
10.30-12.00Wrap-Up (S9)
13.00-17.00Marketplace/Optional Courses (MP)


ETH Zürich
Alumni Pavillon MM C78.1 (external link)
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich

Further information and registration (external link)

Registration for the summer school via myStudies (external link)


Visitors to the ETH Research Data Management Summer School should be aware that, during or in conjunction with the event, video recordings or photos may be taken in which they appear. They agree neither to demand financial compensation nor to restrict the use of such media.

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Dr. Malin Ziehmer
+41 44 633 86 32