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Services for researchers
The Library offers its expertise and its support during all publication processes, from the writing to the diffusion of the research output.
EPFL Library Publishing Support team is proud to share new concrete tools to help EPFL researchers and the scientific community in their publishing related activities and their Open Access issues. Discover the Publishing Support Fast Guides: 6 guides, which will give you basic and advanced information about Open Access, scientific publishing, copyright, citation, etc.
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.
Complementary information about 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.
Negotiations and Open Access agreements update
In the frame of the Swiss national strategy on Open Access, transformative agreements Read & Publish have been signed with the publishers Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge University Press. Another agreement, supporting Open Access, has been signed with Scientific.net. However, the negotiations led by swissuniversities will continue with Wiley, as no agreement has yet been reached.
You can now borrow architectural journals!
Architectural journals (call numbers PER5000 to PER5338) located on the main floor (published in the last ten years) and in the basement of the Library (published previously) can now be borrowed for renewable 3-day period.