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titleSubmission to the Research Collection

All data produced in the context of your research at ETH Zurich can be published and archived in the Research Collection. As the data producer, you may select all crucial publication parameters such as access rights and end user licence independently. After undergoing an internal evaluation by ETH Library staff, your data will be published promptly.


What benefits does the Research Collection offer to data producers?

  • Flexible access rights, from “open access” to “access upon request”.
  • Registration of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and DOI advance assignment
  • Daily download statistics and altmetrics for your published data
  • All formats are authorised for upload
  • Contents preview for ZIP and tar containers
  • Link to GrantIDs of EU and SNSF projects, plus export to the EU portal OpenAIRE
  • Long-term data accessibility
  • The Research Collection’s so-called “dark archive”, the ETH Data Archive is the backbone of data curation. The data you submit to the Research Collection are automatically archived for the long term in the ETH Data Archive (except for data deposited via Libdrive).


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titleAccess rights and reuse

When you submit your data, you can choose who has access rights to the information:

  • Open access: freely accessible
  • Embargo: free access after an embargo period determined by you
  • Members of ETH Zurich: access with ETH login only
  • Selected users: access for a specific group of people
  • Closed access: storage for archiving purposes only; access limited to the individuals submitting and to authorised specialists at ETH Library.

In the event that access restrictions are implemented, unauthorised individuals may request access to the data via the “request access” function. The Research Collection team will forward such requests to the respective copyright holders in the event that they are still employed at ETH Zurich.

In any case, your research data’s descriptive metadata remain visible and freely accessible in the Research Collection.

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