The Research Collection is ETH Zurich's repository for publications and research data.

Institutional Publications Database

The Research Collection provides a comprehensive database of scholarly publications produced at ETH Zurich. It is the source for publication lists

Feature highlights:

  • Submit new references "with a single click" (via DOI request)
  • Display of "Cited by" counts and Altmetrics
  • Author identifiers (ORCID iDs) - In preparation
  • Continuous import of new references from Web of Science and Scopus
  • Continuous enhancement and correction of metadata by professional librarians
  • Can be connected to further systems via standardized interfaces

Open Access Repository

The Research Collection is the application to implement ETH Zurich's open-access policy. It allows members of ETH Zurich to publish scholarly works outside traditional publishing.

Feature highlights:

  • DOIs for all publications, DOI reservation possible
  • Viewer for mobile devices
  • Up-to-date download statistics
  • Display of journal copyright policies in the submission workflow
  • Automatic embargo handling
  • Indexed in Google Scholar and other search engines
  • Connect publications with Grant IDs so they will be displayed in the European Commission's OpenAIRE portal
  • Connection with ETH Data Archive provides for secure long term preservation of all publications

Research Data Repository

The Research Collection provides to members of ETH Zurich a publication platform and digital archive for all types of research output. Research data can be

  • published as standalone publication,
  • published as supplementary material to a journal article, dissertation or other text publication,
  • deposited to share with colleagues,
  • deposited for archiving purposes.

Feature highlights:

  • Flexible access rights
  • DOIs for all published data, DOI reservation possible
  • Automatic embargo handling
  • Content preview for ZIP- and tar-containers
  • Temporary retention of data for 10 or 15 years possible
  • Up-to-date download statistics
  • Connect research data with Grant IDs so they will be displayed in the European Commission's OpenAIRE portal
  • Connection with ETH Data Archive provides for secure long term preservation of all research data

Further information

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as step-by-step instructions for important features can be found on the Research Collection Manual.

Please also visit the following websites for further information:

Open Access at ETH Zurich – for ETH Zurich's open access policy, legal issues as well as research funders' open access requirements

Digital Curation at ETH Zurich