Services for researchers
Important coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Last update on 2020.07.01
- The Library and the Rolex Learning Center are only accessible to EPFL students (reservation required).
The Library offers all its users the opportunity to pick up and return documents on site. These documents may be from the EPFL collections or reserved documents in the NEBIS network. It is necessary to make an appointment to come and collect your documents.
EPFL members: benefit from and easy loan and access to collections (on-demand printed standards pick-up, digitized articles and book chapters sent by email).
Find detailed information about EPFL Library during the sanitary crisis is on go.epfl.ch/coronavirus-library.
The Library offers its expertise and its support during all publication processes, from the writing to the diffusion of the research output.
Research data management
EPFL Library aims to support EPFL researchers in the management of their research data (RDM), providing tools and guidance at any step of the data life cycle. EPFL Library research data team is ready to provide you support to get a better understanding of research data management, find appropriate tools and resources, and offer advice on a wide range of aspects.
RDM bad practices can easily turn into RDM horror stories…
Get started with the basic concepts and useful links for Research Data Management (RDM).
Ask the Reserach Data Library Team for practical support and advice on specific RDM aspects, tailored on your needs, via email, meetings, or hands-on demo, videocall, etc.
Discover and enroll in the training sessions offered by the Research Data Library Team and engage in the events around data.
Useful documents to help you managing the research data of your projects and to stay compliant with research funders (DMP, NCCR data strategy, etc.).
Electronic services to ease your Research Data Management, from the storage cost evaluation to the data publication.
Find more about us and connect with the local communities around data, like the EPFL Data Champions or the Zenodo community.
Copyright and citation
This section specifically concerns PhD candidates and researchers and covers scientific publications. Information on teaching activities can be found in the teaching section. The basic rules regarding citation are considered. At EPFL, a doctoral thesis belongs to its author, inventions and software made by PhD students or researchers belong to EPFL, and similarity check is available at EPFL through iThenticate.
A 3-year national agreement with publisher Springer Nature
In the frame of the Swiss national strategy on Open Access, a transformative agreement Read & Publish has been nationally negotiated by swissuniversities with the publisher Springer Nature. The Swiss agreement has been signed by member institutions of swissuniversities and additional Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries customers for 3 years (2020-2022).
Link your ORCID profile with EPFL!
Using the new ORCID Integration at EPFL web application, EPFL researchers can now link their EPFL profiles and ORCID Records. Do you want to display your ORCID iD on your people.epfl.ch page? Do you want to insert your EPFL affiliation into your ORCID resume? Use our online application to take care of both, and forget about boring copy-and-paste!
A 4-year national agreement with publisher Elsevier
In the frame of the Swiss national strategy on Open Access, the first transformative agreement Read & Publish with the publisher Elsevier has been nationally negotiated by swissuniversities and signed by Swiss institutions for 4 years (2020-2023). EPFL affiliated authors can now publish in Open Access at no cost in more than 2,000 hybrid and fully Gold Open Access journals. EPFL community will have an unlimited access to Elsevier articles.