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Open Science

"Open Science is the conduct of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, laboratory notes and other research processes are freely available, with licence terms that allow re-use, redistribution and reproduction of the research." (FOSTER)



Status 18.03.2020

  • In line with the measures taken by the university to minimize infections with the Coronavirus, all our training courses and coffee lectures have been postponed indefinetely. If you registered for one of our events, we will get in touch with you. For information regards the conference "Open Access: mehr Partizipation oder neue Ungleichheit" and "ZPID on Tour" please contact the event-organizers directly.
  • The Open Science Team will continue to be available to you, albeit virtually. Should you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us via E-mail ( You find contact information including telephone numbers for specific team members further down this page. 


• SNSF Training Courses: Compliance with Open Access Requirements

All SNSF projects have to publish their results in Open Access. This spring semester we offer training courses to support you with your compliance of these requirements. We will inform you about options, obligations and possible resources. Register here:

Cohort 1: Humanities and Social Sciences (Ger and EN)
Cohort 2: Exact Sciences (EN only)
Cohort 3: Life Sciences and Medicine (EN only)

• Open Access: mehr Partizipation oder neue Ungleichheiten?

Das Vizerektorat Qualität und die Universitätsbibliothek Bern laden zu einer Diskussion am 13. Mai 2020 über die emanzipativen Potentiale und Risiken von Programmen zur Umsetzung von Open Access ein. Mehr Information und Anmeldung finden Sie hier.

• ZPID on Tour - Register Now!

The University of Bern, Faculty of ​Human Sciences, Research Management Group (FOMA) will host a ZPID on Tour event by the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information which will focus on finding information on relevant publications and tests, collecting data online, archiving digital research objects and publishing research. To register click here or contact

Open Access


Here you find an overview of the subject area Open Access.

Bern Open Publishing

Here you find technical and administrative support for publishing books and journals.


Learn how to publish your doctoral thesis online and open access.

Long Term Preservation

How can data produced at the University of Bern be digitally archived?


Learn about our many services: information, training and support.

Research data management

Here you find information about research data management and DMPs.


Here you find information about the institutional repository of the University of Bern.


ORCID iDs, DOIs, ISBNs and ISSNs make you and your research unique.