Measure 1: Calls for Field-Specific Actions

The primary goal of the measure is to support ETH researchers to engage in, and develop ORD practices and to become ORD leaders in their fields.
Its secondary goal — in synergy with Measure 2 — is to strengthen the connections between research communities and services and infrastructures providers.

For any questions relative to the calls, please contact:
For technical issues: EPFL ReO, Esther van der Velde –
For further information:


The calls are along three different tracks:

Explore projects will allow early phase exploration, testing and prototyping of what an ORD practice could be like. They will enable starting to engage with a community without necessarily building up something definitive. The aim is to help our researchers to explore if ORD practices can be developed and how.

The first Explore call was closed mid-April 2022. The second and final call is open.

ORD Measure 1 / Explore (2nd call) / Information session 

Date: Thursday 11 January 2024 (15h00 – 15h45 CET) 

Link for mandatory registration:


  • 15:00 – 15.10 Introduction to ETH Domain Open Research Data programme 
  • 15:10 – 15:25 Overview of Explore 2nd call
  • 15:25 – 15:45 Questions & Answer 

Note: the information session will provide a general overview with regard to the 2nd call of Explore; for any questions specific to your own institution, please refer to each institution’s specific guidelines and contact person(s). 

Click here to access the Explore projects application guidelines – Next deadline: 29 February 2024 
Click here to access the Application Portal – please note that the call is hosted on the EPFL Applicant Portal. Should you have an account, please use it. If not, please create one before applying.

Financed Projects: Call 1 – deadline 14th April 2022

Establish projects will allow to establish ORD practices that are already existing, with a research agenda and a common understanding about ORD practices. It would give the possibility to bring it to the next level, improve its scope, and develop projects that can become the de facto standards in a community and raise the quality level. 

Deadline: closed

The Establish call was closed on 28 July 2022.
Financed Projects

Contribute projects will help researchers to contribute to existing open communities built around ORD. They will validate their integration with existing infrastructures (including international ones) and focus on their potential to advance the scientific impact of the field as well as their technical quality.

Click here to access the Contribute projects application guidelines – Next deadline: 12 December 2023

Click here to access the Application Portal – please note that the call is hosted on the EPFL Applicant Portal. Should you have an account, please use it. If not, please create one before applying.

Financed Projects: 
Call 1 – deadline 1st April 2022

Call 2 – deadline 28 July 2022
Call 3 – deadline 12 December 2022
Call 4 – deadline 31 March 2023
Call 5 – deadline 27 July 2023 

Conflict of interest guidance that is used during the evaluation of the proposals.