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.

Sounding Board Researchers

The SB R is composed of 16 ORD experts from different disciplines and career levels. Their mandate includes the advice of the Strategy Council (StraCo) and the Coordination Group (CoG).


Dr. Iolanda Pensa

Social Anthropology, SUPSI


ORCID: 0000-0001-5122-7385


Foto di Adam Novak / Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA.

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Baudis

Bioinformatics, University of Zurich


ORCID: 0000-0002-9903-4248

Board Members


Evie Vergauwe (Psychology, University of Geneva)

Research topics: Human Cognition, Human Memory, Human Short-Term Memory, Cognitive Development & Child Cognition ORCID: 0000-0002-7339-2370


Jean-Paul Calbimonte (Informatics, HES-SO Valais-Wallis)

Research topics: Knowledge Management, Data Semantics, eHealth & Data Streams ORCID: 0000-0002-0364-6945


Peter Klaver (Psychology, University of Teacher Education in Special Needs)

Research topics: Working Memory, Psychosocial Intervention, Cognitive Development & Brain Imaging ORCID: 0000-0002-6541-9975


Silke Fürst (Communication Science and Media Research, University of Zurich)

Research topics: Journalism, Science Communication, Public Relations & Datafication ORCID: 0000-0002-1978-4277


Dominik Brühwiler (Chemistry, ZHAW)

Research topics: Nanoparticles, Polymers, Nanopores, Host-Guest Materials ORCID: 0000-0002-9284-5144


Elena Chestnova (Art History, USI)

Research topics: 19th Century Art Theory, Digital Methods for Hisotry, Popular Lectures on Art & Domesticity and Migration ORCID: 0000-0002-0654-1313


Adriana Marcucci (Engineering, ETH Zurich)

Research topics: Energy Policy, Energy Scenarios & Energy Economics ORCID: 0000-0002-0427-9120


Michael Baudis (Bioinformatics, University of Zurich)

Research topics: Cancer Genomics, Biomedical Data Standards and Exchange Format ORCID: 0000-0002-9903-4248


Andrea Martani (Medicine, University of Basel)

Research topics: Health Policy on various domains (e.g. Use of Data in Biomedical Research, Assessment of New Biomedical Technologies) ORCID: 0000-0001-8387-7825


Noah Bubenhofer (Linguistics, University of Zurich)

Research topics: Sociolinguistics, Digital Humanities, Corpus Linguistics & Digital Linguistics ORCID: 0000-0002-2134-2013


Clemens Lange (Physics, Paul Scherrer Institute)

Research topics: Higgs Boson Physics & QCD, Searches for New Physics, Detector R&D & Scientific and Large-Scale Computing ORCID: 0000-0002-3632-3157


Iolanda Pensa (Social Anthropology, SUPSI)

Research topics: Knowledge gaps and systems of knowledge production, co-production and distribution, Open digital strategies for GLAMs, digital and analog accessibility, inclusion and participation, Wikipedia, visualizing and monitoring Wikimedia content and open licenses & Contemporary African art, public art and biennials ORCID: 0000-0001-5122-7385


Katerina Mitrokotsa (Informatics, University of St.Gallen)

Research topics: Applied Cryptography & Privacy Preservation 


Valerie Pittet (Engineering, University of Lausanne)

Research topics: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Health Services Research & Cohorts and Registries ORCID: 0000-0003-2208-966X


Dominique Roche (Biology, University of Neuchâtel)

Research topics: Data Sharing Practices, Reproducibility, Animal Behaviour & Ecophysiology ORCID: 0000-0002-3326-864X


Previous Members

Tobias Hodel (History, University of Bern)

Mandate Sounding Board Researchers 2023/2024

Research topics: Machine Learning, Big Data in the Humanities, Language Modeling & Critical Algorithm Studies ORCID: 0000-0002-2071-6407

Members of the Sounding Board during the Inaugural Meeting in November 2022

Deadline: 23 August 2024