Open Science

Open Science strives to ensure transparency and good scientific practice. It promotes free access to research publications (Open Access) as well as to research related resources such as data (Open Data), lab notes, methods and metadata. Open Science has the potential of increasing the opportunities for research and innovation collaboration and, in general, of enhancing the efficiency and quality of research. Both the scientific community and the society benefit from Open Access to knowledge and data as well as on the open co-development of methods.   

The University of Fribourg has an Open Access Policy in place and expects all members of the University community to adhere to Open Science practices in general. For this purpose the UniFr has in place infrastructures, training services, and financial support with the aim of creating a supportive environment that will promote transparency and reproducibility .

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(Open) Research Data

Advice on organising your research data and long-term archiving of data.


Open Access

Free and unrestricted access to scientific research output via the Internet.


Publishing Thesis Online

"How can I make my PhD Thesis available online?"


ORCID: Publish your Bibliography

ORCID is an interesting opportunity that allows maintaining a publically accessible bibliography.


University of Fribourg has an array of libraries offering extensive services.



Research Integrity

Swiss reproducibility Network (swissRN), Ethics in research, Data protection, Plagiarism.



Open Science Events

University-Organized Events on Open Science: Past and Present Presentations




Open Science Support @unifr

At UniFr, specialists in different units and services are available to help you with your Open Science-related questions.

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