About us

Our mission: To help researchers preserve and share data

SWISSUbase, launched in December 2021, is a new research data platform for the archiving and sharing of Swiss research data. It is a comprehensive platform for the curation, preservation, and dissemination of scientific research data and metadata.

SWISSUbase is unique from other data archiving solutions – it is multi-disciplinary with rich discipline-specific and multilingual metadata. Data curation is performed by professional archivists in partner institutions, ensuring that data from different disciplines can be effectively shared, reused and preserved for the long-term.

FAIR compliant, SWISSUbase provides archiving aligned with international standards; extended search capability and multi-lingual user interface; connectivity with European Research Infrastructures such as CESSDA for the social sciences; and support and consultation for data management and archiving. The depositing and accessing of data on SWISSUbase and its related services are free of charge for users.

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SWISSUbase is a partnership between FORS (Swiss Centre of Expertise for the Social Sciences), the University of Lausanne and the University of Zurich.