Open-access mandates of research funding institutions

Research funding institutions have a genuine interest in publishing research results they have funded via open-access channels as this is the only way for the results of the projects they subsidise to be well distributed and rendered accessible to all those interested.

Numerous research funders thus require their grant recipients to make publications that result from a funded project openly accessible.

You will find the most important information on the open-access guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the European Commission via the following links.

The SHERPA/JULIET database (external link) provides an overview of the applicable open-access guidelines of key research funders.

Self-archiving an article in Research Collection lets you meet the open-access requirements of your research funder in both SNSF and EU-funded projects.

Open Research Data Agreement SERI

In 2020, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), swissuniversities, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), ETH Zurich and EPFL entered into an agreement to establish a national Open Research Data (ORD) strategy.