Workshop Data Management in Science

Organized by the SCCER-SoE and swisstopo

University of Bern
Haus der Universität
Schlösslistrasse 5
3012 Bern

Due to digitization and transparency in science, data management is becoming increasingly important. In October 2017, the SNSF established a new guideline that makes a data management plan mandatory when submitting a request for funding. The SNSF wants to ensure that data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR principle) for everyone.

The goal of this workshop is to learn more about the relevance, advantage and implementation of data management, the open research data policies and claims of different facilities as SNSF or swisstopo, and the long-term perspective for data preservation.

During the morning session, the workshop will provide a lecture program with several keynote talks. In the afternoon, the participants will deepen selected themes based on hands-on exercises and discussions led by an expert.

The participation at this workshop gives you the chance to receive useful inputs for your own data management implementation, discuss about your questions with an expert, network and exchange with other scientists.


Register here

Registration is mandatory. The number of participants is limited to 30. The entrance is free.


  • 09:00: Registration, coffee and welcome
  • 09:30-12:15: Talks
  • 12:15-13:30: Lunch buffet
  • 13:30-16:00: Hands-on exercises
  • 16:00-16:45: Summary and outlook

See also detailed program (speakers, talks, exercises).


  • Gianfranco Guidati, SCCER-SoE
  • Martin Schlatter, swisstopo
  • Nils Oesterling, swisstopo
  • Cornelia Sommer, SNF
  • Nicole Lupi, BFE
  • Daniel Kettiger, lawyer and consultant
  • Ana Sesartic, ETH Library
  • Barbara Hirschmann, ETH Library
  • Roland Suri, ETH Library
  • Henry Luetcke, ETH Scientific IT Services

Target audience

Scientists, PhDs, Postdocs




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