After establishing a national Open Access strategy in 2018, key players in Swiss science are currently working on extending this strategy to Open Science, with a particular focus on open research data. More specifically, this strategy strives to strike an optimal balance between the openness of data (mainly supported by research funders and certain types of higher education institutions, as well as certain specific scientific disciplines) on the one hand, and the more pragmatic approach that leads to supporting the FAIR characteristics of data on the other. The dialogue between science and society is strengthened by this strategy, through exploratory activities in the fields of citizen science, open educational resources, and open innovation. The strategy will cover the period 2021-2028, and will be supplemented in June 2020 by an action plan for the years 2021-2024.
Patrick FURRER, coordinator - National program "Scientific Information", Swiss Universities