Open Research Data

On behalf of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, the ORD Unit implements the Swiss National Action Plan for Open Research Data (ORD) and serves as a representative for Open Science topics.

National ORD Prize

National Prize for Open Research Data

Since 2023, the Academies of Sciences Switzerland have been awarding the National Prize for Open Research Data (ORD Prize). This is part of the Action Plan "Open Research Data" implemented by the Academies as part of the National Strategy for Open Research Data. This new prize aims to recognize researchers for innovative practices in the field of Open Research Data (ORD) and aims to promote the transition to open research practices. Open research data promotes transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration within the scientific community and allows society to benefit from scientific knowledge.


The ORD prize jury defined two new focus areas for this year’s competition:

(1) Collaborative and/or interdisciplinary reuse of research data

(2) Educational and/or outreach activities related to the reuse of research data.


Applications are open until 31 July 2024.

Award Ceremony

On November 27, 2024, the Academies invite you to the National ORD Prize Award Ceremony at Eventfabrik Bern.

Chair of the ORD Prize Jury

Evie Vergauwe 

Psychology, University of Geneva


 ORCID: 0000-0002-7339-2370

Members of the Jury

Valerie Pittet (Engineering, University of Lausanne) ORCID: 0000-0003-2208-966X


Katerina Mitrokotsa (Informatics, University of St.Gallen) 


Jean-Paul Calbimonte (Informatics, HES-SO Valais-Wallis) ORCID: 0000-0002-0364-6945


Clemens Lange (Physics, Paul Scherrer Institute) ORCID: 0000-0002-3632-3157


Andrea Martani (Medicine, University of Basel) ORCID: 0000-0001-8387-7825


Elena Chestnova (Art History, USI) ORCID: 0000-0002-0654-1313


Iolanda Pensa (Social Anthropology, SUPSI) ORCID: 0000-0001-5122-7385


Dominique Roche (Biology, University of Neuchâtel) ORCID: 0000-0002-3326-864X

ORD Unit

Olivia Denk

Specialist for Open Science


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