Yes, we‘re open!

Are you unsure what FAIR data is, or how to write a data management plan? Are you wondering about copyright, or how to manage sensitive data properly? Do you want to know more about the various Open Access roads, and how you can avoid predatory journals? Explore our Open Science Summer School website and find out more!

funded by: swissuniversities

Summer School 2022

Monday, 11 July 2022 – Friday, 15 July 2022

09:00, UZH Campus, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zürich

The 2022 edition of our Open Science Summer School is coming soon!

From 11 - 15 July, you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the world of open data, research data management, and open access. Deadline: 22 May 2022.

The registration fee of CHF 100 includes materials, snacks, as well as three optional social events and dinners.

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  • Open Science

    This umbrella category contains lectures and resources on the Open Science movement, that is, the movement that aims to make scholarly research – including publications, data, software, and educational resources – openly accessible to the public. It includes introductory lectures on Open Science, as well as contents relating to corresponding (inter)national projects and strategies.

  • Open Access

    The goal of Open Access is to give researchers, students, and the interested public free and immediate access to scholarly publications. The lectures and materials in this category provide an overview of the topic, give guidance on how to put Open Access into practice, and address related issues such as predatory publishers.

  • Open Data

    Open Data aims to encourage the sharing of data and code on repositories in order to make research results transparent and reproducible. In addition to Open Data, the content published in this category relates to FAIR data, as well as to best practices when it comes to the reproducibility of scientific research.

  • Research Data Management

    The term Research Data Management (RDM) describes the organization, storage, sharing and preservation of data collected or re-used in a research project. The lectures in this category cover topics such as metadata and data management plans, and they provide guidance on how to deal with sensitive data in the era of Open Data.

  • Video Interview: "The Summer School"

    Video Interview: "The Summer School"

    Dr. Aude Bax de Keating, Portfolio Manager at swissuniversities, talks with Claudine Leysinger and Stefanie Strebel from the organizing committee of the Summer School.

    Among other things, the conversation highlights the specific project outcomes, as well as the impact of the project and the added value it brings to the Swiss community.

    Watch here →  
  • Guardian: Profitable scientific publishing

    Guardian: Profitable scientific publishing

    Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? It is an industry like no other, with profit margins to rival Google – and it was created by one of Britain’s most notorious tycoons: Robert Maxwell.

    Read here →   Download Pdf →
  • Review Summer School 2020


    How participants experienced the "Summer School 2020"

    Read here →