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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.

Representatives of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and EU GrantsAccess will be presenting funding opportunities, and representatives from ETH Library will talk about how to comply with the new open access and data management plan regulations from SNSF.

The event takes place on Monday 22 January at 10.00 at ETH Hönggerberg HCI G3 and will be followed by an apéro.

For questions related to this event, please contact the AVETH Postdoc Team.

During the event, photos or video recordings of your person can be made. With your participation in the event, you agree that the recordings may be used by ETH Zurich without financial compensation nor temporal or local restrictions.

If interested, please register here until 19 January
AVETH information event

11.01.2018 New consolidation of Thomas Mann network

The new network titled "Thomas Mann International. Das Netzwerk der Mann-Häuser" was commonly founded on Thursday, 21 December 2017. 

At a symposium in Lübeck, five institutions from four countries, reflecting the essential life stations of the writer and Nobel laureate, joined forces to form the common Thomas Mann network:

  • Buddenbrookhaus / Heinrich and Thomas Mann Center, Lübeck, Germany
  • Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus, Munich, Germany
  • Thomas Mann Archives of ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Thomo Manno kultūros centras / Thomas Mann Cultural Center, Nida, Lithuania and
  • Thomas Mann House, Pacific Palisades, USA, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V.

The transnational association of these institutions is a novelty.

In the future, the institutions want to jointly promote cooperation in various event formats as well as in the fields of science and exhibition. They will contribute their respective expertise as archives, libraries, museums, cultural centres, residences and places of remembrance.

ETH Zurich's Thomas Mann Archives welcome the joint initiative and look forward to participating in the network.

Thomas Mann Archives

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. 

Against the backdrop of the National Open Access Strategy agreed in early 2017, the Swiss National Science Foundation aims to render all academic publications resulting from SNSF projects open access by 2020.

In order to achieve this goal, the following changes will come into effect for publications resulting from SNSF-funded projects from April 2018:

  • As regards the funding for open access journal papers, the present ceiling for article processing charges (APCs) of CHF 3,000 will be abolished until further notice
  • For book publications, the SNSF will now reimburse book processing charges (BPCs). These are also available for open access book publications that are not based on an SNSF-funded project
  • As of 1 October 2018, there will also be the possibility of funding open access book chapters
  • APCs and BPCs can now be requested via a separate platform within mySNF. This is also possible after the project has ended
  • For the green road, books now have to be self-archived after a maximum embargo period of 12 months; the permitted embargo for articles remains six months

Further information on the SNSF's open access policy is available on the website Open Access at ETH Zurich and the Swiss National Science Foundation website.

ETH Library's E-publishing Office will gladly help you with any questions regarding the SNSF’s open access guidelines.

E-Publishing Office
Email: e-publishing@library.ethz.ch
Phone: +41 44 632 72 22

Open Access at ETH Zurich
Swiss National Science Foundation website

18.12.2017 Closing Christmas / New Year

From Saturday, 23 December 2017 to Monday, 2 January 2018 the following libraries will be closed:

  • ETH Library
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering Library
  • Earth Sciences Library
  • GESS Library
  • Green Library
  • Hönggerberg Depot Library
  • Sammlungen
  • Archive

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