The Connectome project

Building the ecosystem for linked open research data in Switzerland

Connecting open research data (ORD) to make it accessible, interoperable and valuable for research, education and innovation.

Open data is essential for research, education and innovation. However, scattered across various locations, open data cannot be easily found and used by service providers supporting scientific communities and citizens. To foster the use of open data and facilitate the development of ORD practices, the Connectome project is creating a new research infrastructure.

The Research Data Connectome will increase the findability, interoperability and reusability of open data and its impact on scholarly research and citizen science. By connecting data and service providers, this new research infrastructure contributes to the realisation of the Swiss National Open Research Data Strategy.


New powerful ways to search for, discover and organise open data.

Data and Service Providers

Enhance your services by leveraging the Connectome Knowledge Graph.


Showcase research projects and manage information to foster the adoption of open science practices.

Top Aims 2022

  • Providing end-to-end feasibility solutions for the entire Open Data Hub
  • Advancing the Open Data Hub to harvest, link and harmonise metadata from multiple data providers
  • Building a Discovery Service and enabling services to leverage the Connectome Knowledge Graph
  • Defining a community governance and broadening the partnership
  • Identifying long-term sustainable funding for 2022+

SWITCH Innovation Labs

A platform for collaboration with partners from the higher education community, with the aim of expanding the foundation’s innovation base. SWITCH Innovation Labs for the Research Data Connectome:

The Connectome is a joint vision, built by the Connectome Partnership


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