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A word from the Vice-Rector

Welcome to InfoResearch, the newsletter of the research support network!

Another newsletter you may think to yourself with a sinking feeling. Don't worry, you can always unsubscribe from this information in the future, but that would be a pity.
Indeed, since the beginning of my mandate as Vice-Rector, I have been struck several times by how important information or institutional projects in the field of research can be completely unknown to our researchers. This InfoResearch newsletter aims to fill this information gap by informing you about the various aspects of the researcher's life at UNIL, such as ethical compliance, fundraising, data management and protection, Open Access, etc. Not to mention the "Have you heard?" section, which will address questions that everyone has asked themselves once or twice and whose answers are often unexpected.

Happy reading and see you in the next issue of InfoResearch or any time through the research support network which you can contact without moderation!

Obtaining funding


Contact: Véronique Longchamp (

SNSF "Tour de Suisse" visit - EPFL, Lausanne

25 November 2019

This is an opportunity for UNIL researchers from all disciplines to discuss and obtain the necessary information directly and to meet SNSF specialists.

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SNSF calls for proposals

Feel free to check the calls for proposals for research funding instruments and programmes proposed by the SNSF.

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New "Practice-to-Science" instrument

The SNSF is launching a new career tool to enable experienced experts to return to the academic world by integrating certain universities at professor level.

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Contact: Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz (

ERC Consolidator Grants

Deadline: 4 February 2020

For excellent researchers between 7-12 years after PhD (4-9 years after MD).

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MSCA Innovative Training Networks

Deadline: 14 January 2020

Joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond.

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Horizon 2020 last calls

Open calls and expected calls.


Contact: Claire Arnold (

UNIL 4 Research

Updated information on international research funding opportunities.

Funding opportunities

The websites of the foundations hosted by the direction of UNIL were redesigned. Individual support for young researchers, projects, travel grants, exchanges, conferences, publications.

SNIS Call for Projects 2020

Deadline: 15 January 2020

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. The project grants run for two years and range from 100’000 to 300’000 Swiss Francs.

Study or research visits in Paris

Open application to stay at the Swiss Foundation in Paris for the spring semester 2020.

More information:, or +33 1 44 16 10 10



Istituto svizzero

Deadline: 3 February 2020

Roma Calling, Milano Calling and Palermo Calling for residencies for artists and researchers 2020/2021.

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Movetia - International pilot programme

Have you got good ideas for worldwide mobility and cooperation? Movetia’s 2018–2020 international pilot programme is aimed at Swiss educational institutions that wish to try out innovative partnerships and new ideas for mobility – outside Europe.

Project outline deadline : 31 January 2020
Application following qualification decision deadline : 31 May 2020
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Movetia - Open Projet Fund

The open project fund serves to test initial partnership and mobility experiences with new partners in countries outside Europe and/or to further develop existing partnerships. The type of partnership and form of mobility are not stipulated here.

Project outline deadline : 31 January 2020
Application following qualification decision deadline : 31 May 2020
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Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme with South Korea

Deadline: 29 November 2019
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Innovation Partnership Grants with China, Japan, South Korea, and the ASEAN Region

Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Open Science

New Open Science at UNIL flyers

Discover Open Science and the services that UNIL offers you in this field with our new flyers in French and English.

Open Research Data

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New section of the Open Science website on Research Data Management

The site on research data management at UNIL has been revamped. Check it out!

Open Access

Contact: Micaela Crespo (

Papago project completed!

We are proud to announce the latest addition to Papago's repertoire: specific advice based on the journal where your article has been or will be published.

Papago (which won an award at swissuniversities' Open Science Kick Off meeting) seeks to bring together in one place all relevant information on the rights and obligations of researchers with regard to the Open Access publication of their work. Based on the answers provided by the respondents, it makes it possible to build a personalized sheet, adapted to the researcher's situation.

Discover Papago in 2 minutes!

Gold Open Access agreement avec Annual Reviews et MDPI

New agreement for publication in Platinum Open Access (without payment of APCs) with Annual Reviews and discounts for APCs at MDPI.

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One million PDFs downloaded from SERVAL

In October 2019, we reached the symbolic milestone of one million PDF downloads (since 1 January 2019). It's just the beginning!

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A predatory publisher will have to pay $50 million in damages

A U.S. federal judge ordered OMICS International Publishing Group to pay $50.1 million in damages for misleading thousands of authors who published in its journals and attended its conferences. This is one of the first decisions of its kind against one of the largest publishers accused of so-called predatory tactics.

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SERVAL keeps growing!

You have already heard it: you can now edit your records in SERVAL. Other major changes are also expected in the coming weeks. To discover the latest changes, visit InfoSERVAL.

You will also find help and guides in text or video format, which is continuously updated as the changes take effect.
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Free Graduate Campus workshops for UNIL doctoral and postdoctoral students

All year round

In order to acquire tools for the successful start of your doctoral research, to enrich your knowledge and broaden your research opportunities, or to receive advice to help you clarify your career prospects.

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Open Research Data

28 November 2019

Complementary to the workshop "Gérer ses données de recherche", this one-day workshop is exclusively dedicated to the theme of sharing research data.

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New Moodle course "Research in the age of Open Access"

11 November 2019 - 6 December 2019
This training (in French) focuses on free access to scientific publications from the researcher's perspective (Open Access, rights and obligations, SERVAL). At the end of this training (which is designed to be self-paced over four weeks) you will have a solid foundation in the field that will allow you to publish your work while respecting your Open Access obligations and maximizing the visibility of your publications in SERVAL.

This course is intended for all UNIL researchers, beginners or experienced. The English version of this training will be available soon.



InnoTREK: a financial support to create your start-up

Deadline: February 2020

Twice a year, PACTT is calling for start-up projects in order to award the InnoTREK grant. As part of the InnoPACTT financial support, the InnoTREK grant is designed to accelerate innovation and UNIL-CHUV spin-off creation, and to encourage researchers with innovative ideas to jump into the entrepreneurship adventure. The next call will take place in February 2020.

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PACTT at the HUB

18 and 21 November 2019

Along with other Alumni UNIL, Olga Obey, InnoTREK grant’s beneficiary and founder & CEO of AgroSustain, will share her entrepreneurial journey at the HUB event.

Participate in the workshop organized by PACTT, the UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office, and learn about intellectual property, InnoTREK financial support to UNIL entrepreneurs and legal aspects of start-up creation.


Contact: Pablo Díaz (

Do you know CER-UNIL?

Every researcher at the University of Lausanne can access this system for assessing the ethical compliance of his or her research projects, if he or she so wishes.
Check page 19 of the latest Uniscope to discover it!

A charter for research

The Research Department has decided to launch the writing of a research charter. The development work will be carried out by the UNIL Research Advisory Committee.

Have you heard?

Demystifying research

My research is funded by the SNSF and not by the University. Does the related data belong to me?

In accordance with Article 44 of the General Regulations on Subsidies of the Swiss National Science Foundation, the ownership of research data initially collected or created at UNIL in the context of research financed by the said Swiss National Science Foundation is attributed to UNIL, regardless of the status of the collaborator who conducted the research (UNIL Directive 4.5 Art. 5 al.3).
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