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The most important facts about Open Access (in German):

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"Research Data Management" Thursday, 16 April 2015

A working group is dealing with the exciting topic of processing, archiving, sharing and publishing of research data from the University of Zurich. The goal is to build a service infrastructure for researchers from 2016. They address questions such as: Where should and can I save my research data in the long term? How can the data be made available? What about the anonymity of personal data? How can the data best be structured and thus retrieved?

The working group is composed of Andrea Malits of the Central Library, Christian Fuhrer, Head of Open Access at the Main Library and Peter Kunszt by the Zentrale Informatik at the University of Zurich.

Article in the UZH News (only in German)

Non-paper on open science open access to publications and data Wednesday, 08 April 2015

" Taxpayers' money should be spent in a rational and efficient way." Sander Dekker, the State secretary for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science from Netherland and his British colleague Greg Clark took up the Recommendation of the European Commission and published a non-paper. They suggest a stronger coordination on an European level to strengthen Open Access. Not only the publication itself, but also the underlying data should be published Open Access or be archived in a repository with embargo periods as short as possible.

MDPI - Verlängerung der Mitgliedschaft für 2015 Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The institutional membership with the Open Access publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) has now been extended for 2015. Thanks to this membership, all authors affiliated with the University of Zurich or the University Hospital get a discount of 10% on the regular article processing charges per item.

New open access offset agreement with Taylor & Francis and FWF/KEMÖ Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Austrian Academic Consortium (KEMÖ) have announced a two year pilot which will offset article publishing charges for articles published in Taylor & Francis’ hybrid journal portfolio. Due to the agreement with Taylor & Francis the Austrian scientists in the fields of social sciences and humanities have now the possibility to publish in high quality journals. In March 2014 the same pilot could be started with the publisher Institute of Physics (IOP).
This agreement contains the following conditions:

Membership with Frontiers Thursday, 18 December 2014

The University of Zurich has an institutional membership with the Swiss publisher Frontiers (as of January, 1st 2015). The University of Zurich covers 54 % of the Article Processing Charge (APC) for corresponding authors affiliated with the University of Zurich.

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel

Rolf Zinkernagel

"Open Access ist eine sehr gute Sache. Wir Wissenschaftler dürfen sie aber noch weniger missbrauchen als 'normale' Journale, weil die Verstopfungsgefahr durch 'Irrelevantes' noch grösser ist".

Prof. Dr. Rolf Zinkernagel, Professor Emeritus Universität Zürich, Nobelpreisträger für Medizin

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