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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)


SNSF Training Courses: Compliance with Open Access and Open Data Requirements

All SNSF projects have to make their publications and data available in Open Access. This  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 
Cohort 2: Exact Sciences (EN only)
Cohort 3: Life Sciences and Medicine (EN only)

Funding Options for Open Access Publications

Open Access Publishing Fonds at the University of Bern
Researchers at the University of Bern can now apply for funding to cover open access publishing costs (APCs and BPCs).


Publish your research in Open Access with SpringerNature
Swiss HEIs closed a Read & Publish deal with SpringerNature.
Researchers at Bern University can now publish ther articles in Open Access for free in a wide selection of SpringerNature journals.
Further Information can be found here.

Publish your research in open access in Elsevier journals
Swiss HEIs closed a Read & Publish deal with Elsevier. Researchers at Bern University can now publish their articles without paying APCs (Article Processing Charges) in the Elsevier journals listed in the Excelsheet below.

Elsevier OA Publishing 2020.xlsx (EXCEL, 137KB)

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.