The tasks of BORIS (Bern Open Repository and Information System) are regulated in the Open Access-Policy of the University of Bern. According to this policy, the university management obliges its researchers to
- a complete version of all peer-reviewed and published scientific papers
- and the corresponding bibliographic data
BORIS thus supports easier access to research results, increases the visibility of Bernese research and facilitates the worldwide findability of publications from the University of Bern.
BORIS as an input portal for publications of the University of Bern also serves the research evaluation, which is carried out annually by the Vice Rectorate Research and the Medical Dean's Office.