Research Collection

The Research Collection (external link) is ETH Zurich's publication platform and contains the research output from its chairs, research groups and institutes. It serves ETH Zurich's members as a single point of access for documenting, publishing and archiving their academic work.

Publication directory

The Research Collection records the publications produced at ETH Zurich and is the source for publication lists

Open Access Repository

The Research Collection is the instrument for implementing ETH Zurich's Open Access Policy. It allows members of the university to publish academic full texts outside traditional publishing. 

Research data repository

The Research Collection serves as a publication platform for all types of research output. Members of ETH Zurich can do the following with their research data:

  • Publish it as a separate publication,
  • publish it as supplementary material for an article, dissertation or another text,
  • share it with colleagues or a research group,
  • deposit it for archiving purposes.

What does the Research Collection offer?

  • Indexing in Google Scholar and other academic search engines
  • Document streaming for resource-friendly reading of PDFs on mobile devices
  • Content preview for ZIP and tar containers
  • View journal copyright guidelines in the publication process
  • Have open-access articles published automatically when the journal embargo expires
  • Link publications and research data to Grant
  • Citable DOIs for publications and research data; possibility of reserving DOIs
  • Unique identification of authors via ORCID iD (in preparation)
  •  Up-to-date download statistics
  • "Cited by" counts from Web of Science and Scopus
  • Altmetrics display the reception in blogs, social media and other media
  • Freely choose who can access your data
  • Deposit your data for an indefinite or a limited period of time
  • Have your data stored in ETH Zurich’s technical infrastructure
  • Rely on the long-term archiving and curation procedures of the ETH Data Archive
  • Ongoing import of new publications from Web of Science and Scopus
  • Batch import of literature lists from RIS and BibTex files
  • Entry of new publications via DOI retrieval
  • Import of new publications from your own ORCID profile (coming soon)
  • Re-use of publication data via standardised interfaces

FAQs and guidance

Answers to frequently asked questions and step-by-step instructions for key features are provided in the Research Collection Manual (external link).

We have also condensed the most important advantages into a short video (1:05 min.).

Youtube – ETH Library (external link)