The Scientific IT and the Research Data Management Team at Empa offers support in various topics:

Research Data Management (RDM)

We are currently introducing the RDM system openBIS at Empa, which is an Electronic Lab Notebook and Laboratory Information system developed by ETH. OpenBIS helps you organize your data and meet the requirements of funding agencies with regard to the FAIR principles (data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, more explanation).

Empa internal link to more information about openBIS @ Empa - link

Data Management Plan (DMP) & How to submit RDM & CSCS costs

Funding agencies require a Data Management Plan. We offer you support with your data management plan by providing you with a template for the SNF DMP. This template is a Word document that contains specific answer options for the SNSF questions, distinguishing between working with or without openBIS and with regard to sensitive data. Click here to see: Template for DMP

SNF allows 10'000 CHF funding for data management (RDM) as data preparation, archiving and publishing on FAIR data repositories (e.g. Zenodo). Please remember to apply for the 10'000 RDM costs (it can be more, if you explain why). It is now necessary to give SNF some explanations how the RDM costs are composed. View this template as information and tranfer it into the SNF propsal (change it where necessary!): Template for RDM costs

Infos about Empa guidlines for SNF application and how to put in RDM costs - link (only Empa internal)

Link to FOKO (link) and to the leaflet for submission

Sheet for CSCS costs at Empa, use it to calculate your costs and fill them in - Template for CSCS costs

For more information about DMP's of funding agencies, view link.

Exchange and collaboration (only Empa internal)

Together with Eawag and Lib4RI we are organizing training courses on various topics (Link).

We also offer exchange and collaboration in the topics of data analysis, data science and technical tools for RDM or other areas. View section about Empa communities - link.

Further information on Scientific IT & RDM @ Empa (only Empa internal)

Scientific IT @ Empa, who offers support and exchange in various more topics: link

How to handle software licenses: link to our Knowledge and Technology Transfer / Legal @ Empa