Open Access in Switzerland
National Open Access Strategy
The Swiss Open Access Strategy dates from 2017 and envisages that all publicly funded scientific publications should be openly accessible by 2024.
SNSF promotes Open Access
The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF requires its grantees to publish their publications and research data Open Access. The SNSF has recently become a member of PlanS and will push for the abolition of embargo periods.
Open Access in the EU
Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe 2021 to 2027
orizon Europe is the EU’s framework programme to promote research and innovation and the successor to the Horizon 2020 programme. It commits its researchers to ensuring open access to their publications.
Switzerland currently has the status of a non-associated third country with regard to Horizon Europe. Researchers at Swiss institutions can participate in most collaborative projects, but not in individual projects. The Confederation is aiming for full association, and on its behalf the SNSF is continuously working on transitional solutions.
The OpenAIRE research information platform is the main European e-infrastructure for Open Science. It supports the EU’s Horizon programmes with the aim of collecting all research results from EU-funded research and making them more reusable via the implementation of FAIR principles.
The UZH repository ZORA is a certified source database for the platform and thus actively supports the linking of project information, publications and research data. In addition, UB Zurich participates in the working groups of the OpenAIRE association together with more than 50 partners across Europe.