Your benefits

benefits for partner institutions
  • trusted and certified in-house solution for researchers to archive their data for the long term
  • connectivity and interoperability on the European level (ERICs, EOSC, etc.) and the national level (SNSF P3)
  • sharing of development costs
  • data protection in a secure environment (storage on SWITCH servers in Switzerland, GDPR compliance, access control, backup policies)
  • CoreTrustSeal-certified research data infrastructure (services, platform and technical infrastructure)
  • personal and tailored archiving expertise and support from SWISSUbase
  • quality control by archiving experts from SWISSUbase ensure high quality of deposited data and metadata
  • expertise from SWISSUbase in international metadata standards (e.g. DDI for the social sciences), user management, and certification processes
  • improved visibility of the data and of the data producers
benefits for data producers
  • common workspace for research project teams to manage research data and metadata, synchronised with SWITCHdrive
  • data published in a FAIR, OAIS-compliant, and non-commercial repository (requirement of the SNSF)
  • data producers control the access to their data by defining the conditions of access to their data, ranging from open to highly restricted
  • certified, trustworthy environment for long-term preservation of data
  • free persistent identifiers for data (DOIs) for all published datasets
  • standardised data citations for all datasets for use in journal publications
  • data producers receive information about who has downloaded their data, and for which purposes
  • data producers can improve the visibility of their data, making their work and data discoverable and reusable within the larger scientific community, at national and international levels
  • data producers gain in visibility as active players in their discipline in Switzerland
benefits for data consumers
  • an online public catalogue with advanced search functionality for data and metadata discovery
  • data consumers can trust that data, metadata, and documentation are quality-controlled
  • users of data have access to professional (human) service for discovery and access
  • data for reuse or replication are accompanied by adequate documentation
  • users receive a notification when previously downloaded data have been updated

For more information, download the documentation.