The open science movement is encouraging researchers to redouble their efforts to share results and data. Its aim is to make science more effective, useful and reliable. By Daniel Saraga
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In the context of the second call of the OAPEN-CH pilot project, the SNSF is funding the publication of 52 new books.
OAPEN-CH pilot project: taking stock after the second call: Continue
A significantly higher number of project proposals and the trend towards a more open research culture: against this dynamic backdrop, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded over 3200 research proposals in 2015 with approximately 878 million Swiss francs, thereby making a substantial contribution to a strong Swiss science scene.
Profile 2015-2016: High demand for SNSF funding among researchers : Continue
The Swiss National Science Foundation is strongly committed to Open Access – free public access to research results. A current monitoring report shows that the SNSF follows a progressive policy compared to institutions in other countries. A national Open Access strategy for Switzerland is currently in preparation.
Sharing knowledge: Open Access for all is the goal: Continue
The Open Access 2020 international initiative aims to pursue the large-scale implementation of open access. The SNSF supports this endeavour.
The SNSF has signed the Open Access 2020 initiative. : Continue
The SNSF is funding 27 open access books in the pilot project OAPEN-CH. The second call for proposals will be launched on 15 February 2016.
Pilot project OAPEN-CH: first open access books published: Continue
Research results funded with public money should also be accessible publicly and free of charge – according to this principle, the SNSF in 2014 extended its Open Access policy to the publication of books. It now also funds the digital version necessary for Open Access.
Research results: systematically dismantling access barriers: Continue
Ten publishing houses have submitted 58 proposals for open access book publications. They will learn in June whether their publications have been approved.
Nearly 60 proposals for the first round of OAPEN-CH: Continue
In February 2015, the SNSF will start the OAPEN-CH pilot project in collaboration with interested academic publishers. The aim is to learn more about Open Access publishing and collect data on the use and the production costs of Open Access book publications.
SNSF launches OAPEN-CH pilot project for Open Access book publications: Continue
Based on feedback from the scientific community and further discussions with representatives of academic publishers, the SNSF has again reviewed its new publication funding model and adjusted it in certain points. It now envisages slightly higher financial contributions for guaranteed publisher services and a pilot project with the publishers.
New publication funding model: the SNSF makes specific adjustments: Continue