IT for Research Day 2018

We will present you with new perspectives in this special event. SWITCHengines, which was developed for the needs of Swiss researchers, is being enhanced in the SCALE-UP project (for a short summary see Both projects were granted start-up funding by swissuniversities’ program “Scientific information” (P-5). SWITCH and swissuniversities will seize the occasion to give you more information about the project for a Coordination Office for Scientific Information (COSI), scheduled to be operative from 2021 onward.

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 10:00 - 17:00h
University of Berne, Main Building, Kuppelraum (Sitemap)


Please apply early, as we will attribute the seats on a “first come - first serve” basis.
The number of places is limited to 100.The number of places is limited to 100.

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Welcome Coffee (09:30 – 10:15)
Opening Session (10:15 – 11:30)
  • Welcome from the University of Berne
  • Welcome and Update from the program «Scientific Information» and SWITCH
    Kilian Stoffel, president of the steering committee 'Scientific information' for swissuniversities
    Andreas Dudler, managing director of SWITCH 
  • Scientific IT as an Enabler at the University of Berne  
    Sigve Haug, Scientific IT at University of Berne
National Shared Infrastructures  (11:30 – 12:30)
  • Data storage at CERN
    Alberto Pace
  • Building long-term storage as foundation for research data
    Simon Leinen and Doron William
LUNCH (12:30 – 13:30)

National Shared Services  (13:30 – 15:00)

  • The Swiss Mooc Service
    Patrick Jermann, project leader
  • Manage your research data: it's (still) worth it !
    Pierre-Yves Burgi
  • Data and Service Center for the Humanities DaSCH
    Lukas Rosenthaler
  • FORSbase for social science – going to the next level
    Stefan Bürli
COFFEE BREAK (15:00 – 15:30)

New developments (15:30 – 17:00 approx.)

  • How SCALE-UP has changed SWITCHengines
    Jens-Christian Fischer
  • High-end teaching for high-end research
    Geoff Fucile and Pablo Escobar
  • Use cases from the Swiss Data Science Center
    Sofiane Sarni and the team of SDSC
Titles and exact schedule to be confirmed



We are looking forward to welcome you in Berne.