SIS has several collaborations and projects running with ETH groups in D-BSSE, D-BIOL, D-HEST, D-GESS. We are also involved in a few Swiss-wide and Europe-wide initiatives, listed below.

CRUS has setup a program on "scientific information: access, processing and storage" called P-2 (Link). SIS is partner of three projects which are part of this program.

CRUS P-2 Research Data Platform for Switzerland - ORD@CH

In close collaboration with partners from academia and industry, SIS has developed and is providing a metadata catalogue for Swiss research data: Open Research Data Platform Switzerland - ORD@CH.

CRUS P-2 Data Life Cycle Management - DLCM

The primary objective of the DLCM project is to provide sustainable and tangible solutions at a national level to implement research data life-cycle management (DLCM). Building on existing resources and tools, including the SIS openBIS, at national and international levels, DLCM targets the setting up of the needed services that will allow efficient managing of active research data, and ensure publication, long-term reference and preservation of subsets of data selected by researchers.

CRUS P-2 eScience Coordination Team - eSCT

The eScience Coordination Team (eSCT) is a project and service funded by swissuniversities to provide support for research IT and eScience across the country. Through eSCT, any research team can request support on a range of topics including:

  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • Code developement and improvement
  • Porting to new infrastructures and cloud migration
  • Tool and support service development
  • Testing and benchmarking across infrastructures
  • Specialised data analysis
  • External funding proposal development


FAIRDOM supports researchers, students, trainers, funders and publishers by enabling Systems Biology projects to make their Data, Operating procedures and Models, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. It is a European project with partners from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In Switzerland, the effort is funded via