It is essential that all software engineering processes for SWISSUbase are extremely well-documented, especially in the prospect of implementing the tool in many different institutions. This task will be handled by members of the development team itself. The documentation will cover the technical aspects (software components, construction principles, documentation of code, algorithms, interfaces, APIs, etc.). It will also provide manuals for end-users, system administrators and support staff as well as deployment guides. The SWISSUBase source code will be disclosed for the initial partner institutions (FORS, University of Zurich, and University of Lausanne) and the details regarding the licensing of the code will be worked out in WP 2.