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Open Access in brief

The most important facts about Open Access and ZORA in generall and at the University of Zurich
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New ZORA publication lists in Magnolia Monday, 07 August 2017

A revised ZORA component in the Magnolia CMS is now available for the creation of publication lists on university websites.

The new development is primarily aimed at improving the user-friendliness of complex publication lists. These can now be configured directly in the CMS and can be changed at any time if adjustments are necessary. The lists are set up very quickly and reflect the current status in ZORA at all times. If the author identification ORCID ID is already deposited in ZORA, it can be used for unique queries. The new ZORA component also allows to add or remove individual entries from the generated publication list. This adds more flexibility and helps to avoid common problems.

SNSF Information Event – Open Research Data Policies and Data Management Plan Friday, 04 August 2017

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) recently introduced new requirements in its project funding scheme. As of October 2017 funding applications must be handed in together with a Data Management Plan (DMP). In a DMP researchers outline what data they will collect or generate, how they will handle the data during the whole life cycle, and how they will publish and preserve the data. Additionally, the SNSF expects that the research data generated by the funded project will be published and become freely accessible whenever possible.

What are the implications for the applicants and how do they have to proceed in order to meet the new requirements? Dr. Aysim Yilmaz (SNSF, Head of Division Biology and Medicine) and Dr. Lionel Perini (SNSF, Humanities and Social Sciences division) present the new SNSF policies and guidelines on Open Research Data and will answer your questions.

First Introduction course to ZORA and Open Access in English Monday, 19 June 2017

Are you responsible for entering publications in ZORA? Would you like to receive tips and tricks for your deposit?
On Thursday, July 6, 2017 the course "Introduction to ZORA and Open Access" will take place from 14:00 to 15:30, this time in English!

We look forward to seeing you!

The ZORA Open Access Team


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Seats available: Introductory class to ZORA and Open Access Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Are you responsible for entering publications in ZORA? Would you like to receive tips and tricks for your deposit?
On Wednesday (tomorrow), June 14, 2017 the next introductory course to ZORA and Open Access will take place from 10:00 to 11:30 (in German).

There are still seats available! We look forward to seeing you. The ZORA Open Access Team


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Matters - prolongation of membership Tuesday, 06 June 2017

The UZH has announced to support the Open Access publishing platform "Matters" for another year. UZH researchers can therefore continue to publish free of charge in the three Open Access journals (Matters Select, Matters und Matters Archive). All contributions submitted to one of these journals receive metadata such as DOI or Creative Commons licenses and go through a triple-blind peer review process. In addition, all contributions can be commented online and statistics can be accessed.

ScienceMatters Launch of Matters, February 2016
Archive-Blog entry, June 2016
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Was meinen Forschende der UZH zu Open Access?

Open Access-Statements

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer, former President of the UZH

Prof. Dr. Andreas Fischer
"Computer und Internet erlauben es heute erstmals, wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse unabhängig von Ort, Geld und Privilegien frei zugänglich zu machen. Bei Open Access geht es weniger um Verwertungsrechte als um eine historische Chance, die Wissenschaft für alle Interessierten zu öffnen. Die UZH hat diese Chance erkannt und in der Open Access-Bewegung schon früh eine Pionierrolle übernommen."

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