Our Services

The Open Access Team of the Main Library offers various services.


The Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA) is operated by the Open Access Team together with the Zentrale Informatik (ZI) of the UZH. The ZI is responsible for the maintenance and further develops ZORA together with the Open Access Team. Since 2008, all publications of the UZH and the USZ have been listed in this repository.


The Open Access Team supports members of the University of Zurich in dealing with Open Access. All requests are collected at the Helpdesk.


Thanks to the Memberships with publishers and the Publications Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences, members of the University of Zurich can be financially supported.


The main library Open Publishing Environment (HOPE) provides a service platform for interested researchers to publish their own Open Access journal.


From 1 December 2018, a team of experts will be available as a contact point in the area of research data management. The Swiss OpenAIRE Helpdesk will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Open Access and research data management in H2020 projects.