Open Science


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Various entities offer funding for the development and maintenance of Open Science projects. Discover which opportunities may fit your needs.

Explore open science in more depth with these fact sheets, policy documents and opinion pieces  !

Open Science Project showcase

Materials Cloud

MaterialsCloud is a virtual research environment for materials science, providing open access to data, software, and computational resources. It aims to accelerate the discovery and design of new materials.

Scala Center

Scala Center is a non-profit organization established to advance the Scala programming language and its ecosystem. It focuses on education, research, and community development to promote the use of Scala in industry and academia.


DeepLabCut is an open-source software tool for markerless tracking of body parts in 2D and 3D, primarily used in the field of animal behavior research. It allows for accurate and efficient tracking of multiple body parts in video data and deep learning-based image analysis.

These are a few examples of successful EPFL projects. Find out more about Open Science projects on campus here.


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Infoscience: new platform, new features

— A new version of Infoscience was deployed on July 22, 2024, marking a significant advancement in the evolution of EPFL’s institutional platform. True to its new slogan, "Unlocking Knowledge," Infoscience aims to support Open Science and specifically EPFL's Open Access policy through self-archiving (green route). The new interface enhances the visibility and accessibility of EPFL authors’ works and publications, thereby facilitating the wide dissemination of the institution’s knowledge and research.

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Read & Publish agreement with Elsevier 2024-2028

— In the framework of the Swiss national strategy on Open Access, swissuniversities, on behalf of the Swiss Higher Education Institutions, and Elsevier signed a second transformative agreement Read & Publish (2024-2028). This new contract covers Elsevier's entire journal portfolio, including Cell Press and the Lancet titles.


Open Access: new Read&Publish agreements with academic publishers

— In the framework of the Swiss national strategy on Open Access, three new Read&Publish agreements have been signed by the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries with the publishers Cambridge University Press (CUP), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Taylor & Francis (T&F). These agreements allow EPFL researchers to get access to the publisher’s portfolio and to publish in Open Access free of charge, according to the conditions described below.

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