UNIFR Open Access Days 2019

Tuesday 12 November 2019, Miséricorde, in front of Salle Jäggi (MIS 4112))
Wednesday 13 November 2019, Pérolles 2, in front of room C130

The Open Access Days 2019 of the University of Fribourg are dedicated to the practical aspects of Open Access. In three different workshops, participants will have the opportunity to deal with copyright aspects, financing options and uploading documents to RERO DOC, the university's institutional repository.



11.45 a.m.: Drinks & Sandwiches

12.15 p.m.: Parallel workshops

01.00 p.m.: Answering questions and support for the practical implementation of Open Access

02.00 p.m.: End



  • Workshop 1 - OA Funding sources: SNSF and others

    Workshop 1 - OA Funding sources: SNSF and others

    The publication of scientific articles in Open Access journals and the publication of Open Access books generate certain costs: Article Processing Charges (APC) and Book Processing Charges (BPC). To support the principle of Open Access, both the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the University of Fribourg offer their researchers financial support to pay for APCs and BPCs. In the workshop, the Research Promotion Service will present the UNIFR Publication Funding. In addition, SNSF specialists will present the SNSF's Open Access policy and explain the various funding options available.


    • Miséricorde: Regula Graf  (Scientific Officer SNSF)
    • Pérolles II: Charles Roduit (Scientific Officer SNSF)
    • Both Locations: Matthias Held (Research Promotion Service)


    • Miséricorde: Salle Jäggi
    • Pérolles 21: C130


  • Workshop 2 - Simple and free: Submit Documents to RERO DOC

    Workshop 2 - Simple and free: Submit Documents to RERO DOC

    Uploading the latest manuscript version (postprint) to an institutional server is a simple and cost-effective way to implement Open Access. The workshop will show how publications can be submitted to RERO DOC, the institutional repository of the University of Fribourg, and what preparations and clarifications are necessary. After the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to upload their own publications with the support of specialized librarians.


    • Both locations: Thomas Henkel (Scientific librarian, Cantonal and University Library)
    • Miséricorde: Alexandra Attia (Doctoral assistant, Department history of art and archeology)
    • Pérolles II: Philippe Curdré-Mauroux (Professor, Departement of informatics)


    • Miséricorde: Room 3025
    • Pérolles 21: Room B130



  • Workshop 3 -Open Access, publishing contracts and Creative Commons

    Workshop 3 -Open Access, publishing contracts and Creative Commons

    What does Open Access mean for an author of scientific publications with regard to the rights, the legally granted possibilities of disposal and the resulting consequences? What needs to be considered to avoid pitfalls? Knowledge of one's own rights forms the basis for optimal administration and use of these rights, also in the context of Open Access. The workshop deals with the legal basis and the various mechanisms of use as well as their consequences for the author. Following the workshop, it will be possible to discuss one's own publishing contracts with the speaker.


    • Inge Hochreutener (Prof. HEG-FR, Institut für Recht und Wirtschaft IDé)


    • Miséricorde: Room 3026
    • Pérolles 21: Room E130