Date Link and Description
26.01.2018 ORCID author IDs for members of ETH Zurich
The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) is a unique and permanent identifier for academic authors.
22.11.2018 New functions for publication lists on the web
The publication list component in ETH Zurich’s web CMS AEM has been expanded
05.11.2018 Submit your ideas and win!
ETH Library is searching for ideas to improve its existing services and develop new ones. We are looking for our innovative spirit and creative input!
22.10.2018 Launch of the ETH Research Data Hub
ETH IT Services are pleased to announce the launch of the new ETH Research Data Hub service (ETH RDH).
15.10.2018 Events during the Open Access Week 2018
Against the backdrop of the Open Access Week 2018, ETH Library invites you to two virtual events on open access publishing, openness and FAIR data.
01.10.2018 Open access: the new story on Explora
Academic publishing in transition
13.09.2018 New SNSF Open Access Website
The Swiss National Science Foundation has launched a website with comprehensive information on its Open Access strategy.
06.09.2018 New open access initiative of European research funders
A new initiative by eleven national research funding institutions, the European Commission and the European Research Council aims to achieve 100 percent open access by 2020.
16.08.2018 Announcement: ETH Research Data Hub
In September 2018, ETH Zurich’s IT Services will launch the new ETH Research Data Hub (ETH-RDH) service
15.08.2018 OpenCon Switzerland: Register now
On 21 and 22 September, the first Swiss Satellite Event at OpenCon - the international conference for students and young researchers on the subject of Open Science - will take place in Bern.
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.
25.06.2018 ORCID author identifiers in the Research Collection
The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables researchers to be identified clearly and publications attributed correctly to people – which is now possible in ETH Zurich’s Research Collection, too
04.06.2018 National Open Access Conference 2018
swissuniversities invites guests to the National Open Access Conference at the University of Lausanne on Friday, 26 October 2018.
31.05.2019 ETH Library covers publication fees for open-access publisher Cogitatio
As of now, scientists from ETH Zurich who publish an article via the open-access publisher Cogitatio can charge the publication fees directly to ETH Zurich.
14.05.2018 Study on the impact of open access on academic books in Switzerland
The final report of the pilot project OAPEN-CH conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation has been published.
05.04.2018 Webinar: How to go Open Access
On Tuesday, 10 April a public and free webinar will take place from 11.00 to 12.00 about Open Access.
28.03.2018 New negotiation strategy for more open access
Within the scope of implementing the national open-access strategy, swissuniversities is adopting a new path for negotiating national contracts with the major publishing houses Springer Nature, Wiley und Elsevier.
15.03.2018 Action plan for national open-access strategy approved
Now that swissuniversities and the Swiss University Conference have approved the action plan drawn up in 2017, the national open-access strategy for Switzerland can be put into practice.
12.03.2018 The transformation of the publication system to open access
A new article in b.i.t. Online by ETH Library's director Rafael Ball presents selected aspects of the transformation of the publication system to open access and the consequences for libraries and academia
19.02.2018 Data Management Plans for SNSF Grants
Information event on 6 March
14.02.2018 Letting knowledge flow freely
Anyone who wants to access ETH research findings should be able to do so as freely as possible. At the same time, ETH researchers should be able to publish wherever they think is most appropriate. These factors shape...
30.01.2018 Funding opportunities for research
On 22 January 2018, the Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich (AVETH) organized an information event on funding opportunities.
15.01.2018 SNSF and EU funding opportunities and regulations
The Academic Association of Scientific Staff at ETH Zurich (AVETH) is organizing an information event about funding opportunities for ETH's academic staff.
08.01.2018 New SNSF open access policy from April 2018
New guidelines and funding options for publishing research results open access will apply at the Swiss National Science Foundation from April 2018.
05.12.2017 Is an obligation to open access possible in Switzerland?
A new article in the legal journal "sui-generis" addresses this question.
13.10.2017 Presentation on Open Access at VMITET Career Event
On Wednesday, 18 October, the Association of Scientific Staff at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (VMITET) invites to a presentation on the topic of Open Access.
14.09.2017 New information by the SNSF on Data Management Plans (DMP) and Open Research Data (ORD)
As of October, data management plans are mandatory for each new project funding application submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
04.09.2017 Survey on open access at ETH Zurich
ETH Zurich carried out a survey on the topic of open access among their researchers in February 2017.
28.06.2017 Research Collection: ETH Zurich’s new publication platform
The Research Collection, ETH Zurich's new publication platform, contains the university’s research output.
21.06.2017 Data Management Plans for SNSF Grants
Information event on 6 July
11.05.2017 Extension of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot
The European Commission will continue to provide funding for Open Access articles from FP7 projects until February 2018.
09.05.2017 Interrupted service in ETH E-Citations and ETH E-Collection, 15 May to 12 June 2017
Entering publications in the institutional bibliography or publishing via the open access repository during this period will not be possible.
20.04.2017 oaFindr – the easy way to find Open Access publications on the Knowledge Portal
oaFindr is an extensive collection of over 20 million academic articles published Open Access via the golden, green and hybrid route. All the articles are peer-reviewed.
10.03.2017 Webinar: How to go Open Access
On Wednesday, 15 March a public and free webinar will take place from 16.00 to 17.00 about Open Access.
02.03.2017 Introduction of ORCID at ETH Zurich
From now on, members of ETH Zurich can link their ORCID to their personal profile on
02.02.2017 National Open Access Strategy adopted
Swissuniversities' plenary assembly, the Rectors' Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions, adopted a national Open Access Strategy on Tuesday 31 January 2017.
03.01.2017 Think, check, submit: Making informed decisions in open access publishing
On Monday, 23 January a public and free workshop takes place from 15.00 to 17.00 about open access publishing.
21.12.2016 Information events on open access on 30 January 2017
What is open access? What trends are there in academic publishing?