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When conducting a search on the current state of knowledge on a particular topic, we recommend performing an in-depth research (library catalogues, periodicals, e-media and subject databases).
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Open access to research data is considered to contribute to the effectiveness, transparency and reproducibility of the academic research process. Open Data and Open Science are continuously promoted by a variety of players (National Strategy, SNSF, EU) and are anchored in research funding guidelines.
We provide advice and training support for research data management and publishing. Further information and links may be found here.
Careful management of research data in its life cycle facilitates its later archival and access. Forschungsdaten.info is a source offering a wide range of information; it also contains specialist information on the services and infrastructure of Swiss institutions.
The library offers tailored advice and training support.
A data management plan (DMP) documents the handling of data from a technical, ethical and legal perspective. Many funding institutions require a DMP. It is created at the outset, continuously updated and completed at the end of the project.
A DMP can be prepared on the basis of the guidelines of the SNSF. DLCM provides a checklist and templates with text elements (English). We provide you with tailored advice as part of the training support we offer.
In subject-specific or general repositories; repositories can be searched for at re3data.org. The Lucerne Open Repository (LORY) is the HSLU’s general, interdisciplinary repository. We help you prepare the data, grant the metadata and a usage licence, and comply with long-term archiving requirements.
We help you with questions relating to academic publishing and, in particular, with the implementation of open access with the LORY.
Free access (public, free of charge and barrier-free) to academic research results. Information and links can be found on the HSLU’s Open Access page (only german).
There are two main paths to open access:
1) The gold one means publication in an open access journal and immediate free access. Overview of gold open access journals in the Directory of Gold Open Access Journals doaj.org;
2) The green path represents the secondary publication of conventionally published works in a repository. Use the Sherpa/Romeo information platform for clarification.
Another possibility are Read-and-Publish agreements with academic publishers (e.g. Elsevier, Springer,...).These cover the open access costs for individual articles in periodicals that are otherwise subject to subscription. The author incurs no costs.
As the institutional infrastructure for open access publications, the Lucerne Open Repository (LORY) provides free access to publications. This also applies to secondary publications (green open access path). Publications can be recorded in the HSLU’s project and publications database (PPDB) and uploaded to the LORY.
The stipulations of the research funder must be observed. In principle, Switzerland’s national Open Access Strategy requires that research results funded through the public purse be made publicly available by 2024. The HSLU’s Open Access Policy supports researchers in this regard.
Open access journals are usually financed by “article processing charges” (APCs), which can be borne either by the author or by a research funding institution. APCs can vary greatly or even not apply if a journal is financed by another supporting organisation.
The costs can also be included as part of a Read-and-Publish agreement with academic publishers. See next section.
A delegation from swissuniversities.ch negotiated agreements on behalf of all universities in Switzerland with several publishers so that members of Swiss universities can publish open access in most publishing periodicals at no extra cost. The existing agreements and further information will be published on the libraries’ blog: OA publishing through Read-and-Publish agreements (only german).