Organizing biological and biomedical data for sharing and reuse – the ambition of open research data – is at the core of SIB’s activities. From coordinating data in pan-European health projects according to the FAIR principles, to teaching life scientists how to build their Data Management Plan, discover a selection of our projects and dedicated expertise, including data stewardship.

Most researchers would like to increase their impact by making their data FAIR, but often lack the time, skills, and human or technical resources to achieve this. This is where Data stewards come in. Data stewards are multidisciplinary experts who use skills in IT, coordination, data management, and curation to ensure scientists are able to make their data accessible and reusable. They support researchers within and across different fields and institutions. Their national coordination will be a key objective of the SwissBioData ecosystem

Over the years, SIB has led and contributed to a range of national and international work towards Open Research Data. Examples include: