BORIS Portal

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BORIS Portal has been officially launched. BORIS Portal allows researchers at the University of Bern to archive and manage research data, projects and funding, to make it accessible and clearly identifiable. To make it easier for you to upload your research data, you will find a checklist summarizing the most important points further down this page.


Researchers can use it to 

  • collect their research data according to FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable)
  • archive their research data on the systems of the university's IT services and back them up
  • disclose their research data according to clear principles or store it in a non-disclosable way
  • integrate anonymized data into the submission workflow with Data Transfer Agreement (DTA)
  • determine, manage and declare usage and access rights differentiated down to the level of individual files
  • receive a DOI for the uploaded dataset or datasets

To make it easier for researchers to upload research data, we have created a checklist helping to avoid frequent queries and revision requests from the editorial team.

In the BORIS Portal factsheet, you will find general and technical information about the research data repository BORIS Portal as well as hints on how to use BORIS Portal (licenses, data accessibility, Data Transfer Agreement, and reserve a DOI).

In BORIS Portal, the relevant information on research projects at the University of Bern can be collected centrally.

Researchers can thus 

  • make administrative processes simpler and more efficient (project management, reporting to funding institutions)
  • use and manage documents throughout the entire cycle of a research project
  • create their profile as a researcher and link it to other pages and databases
  • import data to their own web pages or to the institute's web pages 
  • if possible, project information already available in other systems (e.g. project databases of research funding institutions) can be imported. Likewise, data and their metadata can be exported from BORIS Research Project to internal or external partner systems.

In its basic functions, BORIS Portal allows you to

  • capture of completed and ongoing projects (funded and collaborative projects)
  • capture local, national and international research collaborations
  • capture of internal and external institutional collaboration partners 
  • recording of personnel responsibilities within projects (roles)
  • linking of projects, persons and publications 

In addition, BORIS Portal provides the governing bodies of the University of Bern with information for developing and sharpening the research profiles and research strategies of the university, faculties and units. Among other things, BORIS Portal enables and facilitates 

  • the targeted promotion of science (e.g. promotion of young researchers, scientific collaboration)
  • the evaluation of national and international networking of institutes and their activities in projects
  • the overview of awarded funds and their sources (implementation still open)

As a public platform, BORIS Portal is intended to create transparency about the research activities of the University of Bern for a broad public.
For the business community, BORIS Portal can offer uncomplicated contact to researchers.

BORIS Portal enables researchers at the University of Bern to manage research data, project and funding information, archive it, and make it publicly accessible and clearly identifiable. To BORIS Portal (Login).  

In the training courses, you will gain an overview of the functions of BORIS Portal. Training will be held via Zoom.

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Registration is free of charge. Please register via UB-Agenda