Open Science Call – ETH Domain ORD program – Calls for applications open for Explore and Contribute projects


Event details

Date 29.02.2024
Category Call for proposal

The ETH Domain Open Research Data (ORD) Program consists of five measures to foster and improve ORD practices with the broader aim of advancing Open Science among ETH Domain researchers and institutions.

The overall aim of Measure 1 of this program is to support researchers engaging in or developing ORD practices with and for their community(-ies) and to assist these researchers in becoming Open Science leaders in their field(s). Its secondary goal — in synergy with Measure 2 — is to strengthen the connections between research communities and services and infrastructures providers.

The ETH Domain is now launching two calls for applications. For both calls, applications can be received from the six ETH Domain institutions: EPFL, ETHZ, PSI, WSL, Empa, Eawag.

Contribute track – 6th call – deadline: 12 December 2023

Funding for Contribute projects aims at:

Contributing a piece of software, data, hardware, etc, which simplifies an established ORD practice, develops its research potential, or otherwise improves it;

Curating or otherwise improving available ORD, for example, by updating existing data to adapt it to the evolution of ORD practices or by linking different ORD datasets or by collecting and curating existing data before uploading it to an ORD platform;

Providing community services, such as the organization of a workshop or training, or coordination for the development of an ORD standard.

Funding is available for projects up to 12 months with an overall budget that must be CHF 30’000.

Explore track – Final call – deadline: 29 February 2024.

Funding for Explore projects aims at exploring/prototyping/building up ORD practices, which could foster and improve research capabilities and support research communities. These projects should pave the way, inside, across and outside the ETH-Domain, for sustainable ORD future practices and have the potential to be extensively adopted in many research and societal communities.

This is the 2nd and final call of Explore within Measure 1. Funding is available for projects of up to 18 months with an overall budget that must not exceed CHF 150’000.

An online information workshop for the 2nd call of Explore will be organised on 11 January 2024 (15 – 15h45 CET). Please register in advance at:

Eligibility requirements and budget information can be found on the ETH-Domain’s ORD Program webpage for Measure 1.
How to apply: online application platform.


  • Contribute – 6th call: 12 December 2023 (17:00 CET)
  • Explore – 2nd and final call: 29 February 2024 (17:00 CET)
More details: please visit the ETH-Domain’s Open Research Data (ORD) Program webpage or contact the Research Office ([email protected]).

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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