The University of Zurich is nationally and internationally committed to Open Science and participates in various initiatives. The goal is a cultural change that makes the practice of Open Science the norm. As a result, the quality and effectiveness of research and the benefit to society are to be increased.
Services: University Library Zurich: ZORA OA repository, HOPE OJS-based publication platform, SWISSUbase (national data service unit for linguistic data), consultation and training for researchers on research data management and on Open Access, training on Open Access and research data management for bachelor, master and PhD students.
Contribution to Open Science
The University of Zurich (UZH) is a pioneer of Open Access in Switzerland and the country’s largest university. It is one of the top universities in Europe and a member of the "League of European Research Universities" (LERU). The UZH was one of the first universities worldwide to adopt an Open Access policy in 2005. Three years later, the Open Access policy was expanded into a mandate, henceforth requiring researchers to deposit a copy of all their published scientific work in the Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA) if there are no legal objections. Since 2021, UZH has also had an Open Science Policy, encouraging its authors to publish their research articles in Open Access journals and to provide FAIR access to the underlying research data.
Goals and objectives
The next goal is to implement the Open Science Policy and to strengthen the engagement with researchers from various disciplines.