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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)


Workshop: Introduction to Research Data Management

On 08. December 2020 (9-17 h), the Vice-Rectorate Development and the University Library's Open Science Team will offer an introductory course to show you how to develop the essential knowledge, resources and skills to optimize the management of your research data.

It will take place on ZOOM and be held in English. Registration is now open!

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).


Swissuniversities signed Read & Publish deals with SpringerNature and Elsevier. This means researchers at Bern University can publish ther articles in Open Access for free with most of these publishers' journals.
Further Information can be found here.

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.