What is SONAR

This website is an archive of the documentation of the SONAR project (2018-2020). All further details and up-to-date info about the SONAR service can be found on the dedicated page on the RERO+ website.

The Swiss Open Access Repository is an archive of scholarly publications. It collects and promotes open access publications by authors affiliated with Swiss public research institutions. It does so by aggregating content and metadata from international sources as well as from institutional repositories (IR) of Swiss Higher Education Institutions (HEI).


IR hosting

Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS) provided in two distinct forms:
  • As a shared, multi-institutional portal
  • As dedicated, individually customized portals
Status: in production

Content tracking and processing

  • Acquisition of Swiss affiliated research publications from external sources and Swiss IRs.
  • Enrichment of Swiss IRs with externally retrieved publications.
Status: prospective service

Open Access monitoring

Measuring scientific publication activity in Switzerland, namely of Open Access adoption, in the framework of the Swiss national Open Access strategy and its action plan [to be planned]

Status: prospective service

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