Development of a sustainable business plan

In parallel to WP8, the representatives of all partner institutions will evaluate different business models for long-term funding of SWISSUbase after the end of the project. The main objective will be to determine membership costs for initial and potential partner institutions, as well as the add-on fees for storage to ensure the financial sustainability of the platform. Since the possible business model scenarios include a variant in which the institutions cover the costs of the services provided to their respective researchers service will most probably not be paid for by individual researchers but by their respective institutions, we will also consult with potential future institutional users of the application, such as the University of Basel, in addition to the two partner universities.