Digital Curation at ETH Zurich

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  • Would you like to make sure your research data remains available in the longer term? 
  • Would you like to reference the primary (raw) data your publications are based upon permanently?
  • Would you like to improve the impact of your publication?
  • Is it important to you that your file formats will still be readable in ten or even fifty years?
  • Would you like to ensure that your digital collections are preserved for future generations?
  • Would you like to have a say in for how long your data will remain available and who will be allowed to access it?

With the Research Collection (external link) and the ETH Data Archive, ETH Library provides an infrastructure for publication and medium or long-term storage of digital information such as research data, software code, documents, images or websites. Members of the ETH Zurich staff are entitled to publish their data in the Research Collection, which is the publication platform of ETH Zurich. For automatic uploads of bigger volumes of data, the ETH Data Archive is the appropriate solution with special interfaces.

The Digital Curation Office is your point of contact for technical and conceptual issues concerning long-term electronic archiving and data management. Furthermore, it offers researchers help and support in managing and publishing their data as well as in following the requirements stated in the Guidelines for Research Integrity of ETH Zurich (external link).

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.

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Date Link and Description
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.
21.03.2018 Data management made simple
A new article in Nature Career Feature talks about data management planning and how ETH Library helps researchers to tackle it

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