What we offer

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: