The project



SONAR is a project carried out by a consortium of four institutions:

The project is endorsed and supported by swissuniversities in the framework of the P-5 “Scientific Information” Program. It was submitted in February 2018 and accepted in June 2018.

An abridged version of the project application document is available here. It provides a more detailed description of the motivations, goals and planned implementation.


Science showcase

  • Collect, promote and preserve scholarly publications of authors affiliated with Swiss public research institutions

Open Access growth and monitoring

  • Raise the OA coverage rate of Swiss IRs
  • Gather information about research output in Switzerland, and OA in particular

Institutional Repository as a Service (IRaaS)

  • Shared, multi-institutional repository
  • Dedicated (private) repository instances