Existing functionalities in FORSbase implemented in SWISSUBASE:
- A FAIR, OAIS-compliant, and non-commercial repository (requirement of the SNSF);
- Persistent identifiers for data – free DOIs for all published datasets;
- Standardized citations for datasets – for use in journal publications;
- Controlled access – data producers can define the conditions of access to their data, ranging from open to highly restricted;
- Certified, trustworthy environment for long-term preservation;
- Customisable contract templates for data producers;
- Information on downloads – producers can see who has downloaded their data, and for which purposes;
- An embedded institutional project registry and catalogue – as a member institution you will have an overview of all the current and completed projects of the researchers affiliated with your institution.
New functionalities available in SWISSUbase:
- Discipline-specific metadata schemas for rich metadata;
- Swiss edu-ID authentication;
- Common workspace for research teams, synchronized with SWITCHdrive;
- Reporting – statistics available on new projects, published datasets, and dataset downloads.
Your benefits as a partner institution:
- In-house solution for researchers to archive their data for the long-term;
- Improved visibility of the data and of the data producers;
- Sharing of development costs;
- Personal and tailored archiving expertise and support from SWISSUbase;
- Quality control – Archiving experts from SWISSUbase assure high quality of deposited data and metadata;
- Data protection in a secure and trusted environment (storage on SWITCH servers in Switzerland, GDPR-compliant, access control, backup policies);
- Expertise from SWISSUbase in international metadata standards (e.g., DDI3.2 and CMM1.0 for the social sciences), user management, and certification processes;
- Connectivity and interoperability on the European level (ERICs, EOSC, etc.) and the national level (SNSF P3, COSI);
- Trusted and CoreTrustSeal-certified research data infrastructure (services, platform and technical infrastructure).
Compliance with international standards:
- OAIS – Open Archival Information System;
- FAIR data principles;
- DDI metadata schema for social sciences;
- META-SHARE metadata schema for language resources;
- CMM (CESSDA Metadata Model).