Research services

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To enable its researchers to achieve scientific excellence and foster innovation, HEC Lausanne provides unique research infrastructures comprising services, resources, and facilities.

HEC Lausanne services (services for the Faculty's researchers)

Research & Quality Office

The HEC Research & Quality Office provides researchers with advice at several stages of the administrative cycle of their research, ranging from the identification of funding and mobility opportunities, to research dissemination in collaboration with the Communications Team, and redirects researchers to internal expert services.

The activities related to research can be summarized as follows:

  • Key contact for inquieries related to research support
  • Support for Serval (institutional repository for publications)
  • Internal communications related to research support (bimonthly newsletter)
  • Organisation of the HEC Research Fund

Research & Quality Office - hecresearch@unil.ch
+41 21 692 34 99
Internef - Office 254
UNIL-Chamberonne
1015 Lausanne

Documentation center for finance (CEDIF)

The CEDIF is the HEC Lausanne documentation centre where researchers can get access to top economic and financial data, and receive professional and personalized research and analysis advice. Among the several databases at your disposal, you can find Datastream, Reuters Eikon, Compustat, CRSP and many more!

 

Website: Centre de documentation et d'initiation financière (CEDIF)

Laboratory for behavorial experiments (LABEX)

The LABEX is the HEC research center, which provides methodological, operational and technical support to researchers. It also provides access to specific rooms and equipment and to a large pool of experimental subjects.

When it comes to personal data, LABEX offers tailor-made guidance to researchers in order to help them comply with the Swiss law and UNIL’s regulations.

Website: HEC-LABEX, Laboratory for behavioral experiments

Statistics Consulting Service

This service is offered to all researchers of the HEC Faculty (PhD students, postdocs and professors) who would like to receive feedback on their research project from a researcher who is specialized in advanced statistics.

 

This consulting service is offered free of charge by Dr. Marc-Olivier Boldi. It can focus either on the choice of methods or on the analysis of the results themselves.

 

Marc-Olivier Boldi is also open to opportunities for wider collaboration on research projects, depending on his availability.

 

Contact : Marc-Olivier.Boldi@unil.ch

Copy-editing service

Our Faculty offers am English language copy-editing service to all HEC researchers. To benefit from this service, please address your request to Vincent Vandersluis byemail, at Vincent.Vandersluis@unil.ch.

UNIL services (services for all researchers of the university)

Research and International Relations Department

The Research and International Relations Department is the central service for research support. Useful general information about research support at UNIL, from funding to scientific valorization of research findings, can be found via the below link.

Website: Research Support

Open Access, Open Data and Data Management Plans

All you need to know about Open Science at UNIL

Taking part in the global Open Science movement, UNIL is developing its own strategy and provides an institutional repository to its researchers to disseminate their publications in Open Access.
By following the below link, you can find guidelines as well as useful, practical information regarding Open Access and Open Data at UNIL.

Website: Open Science at UNIL
 

Need some advice on Open Data, Open Access or Research Data Management questions?

If you could not find the answer to your questions on our Open Science website, or if you need some personalized advice, please do not hesitate to contact the below Services.


Open Access

For personalized advice on OA-related questions, please send your request by email at open.access@unil.ch
 

Open Data and Research Data Management

Among its various activities, the UNIRIS office provides personalized advice and support in relation to Open Data and research data management, including Data Management Plans (DMPs) and research data archiving. The comprehensive list of services provided by UNIRIS is available via the below link.

Website: UNIRIS

Contact: researchdata@unil.ch

 

For IT support related to research data, the Scientific and Computing Research Support Unit (in French, DCSR) can also provide you with tailor-made support. More information on the DCSR is available in the below tabs.
 

Euresearch: supporting UNIL researchers in European funding programs


The services below are available to all UNIL researchers. For funding opportunities, please refer to the dedicated webpage.

Euresearch

Euresearch informs and advises researchers on European research programmes, connects and supports researchers during their application process.

Website: Euresearch
 

Technology Transfer Office (PACTT)

Technology Transfer Office (PACTT)

PACTT is the joint technology transfer office of UNIL and CHUV. It provides expert advice to researchers on legal issues related to intellectual property, contract negotiation, collaboration with companies and other institutions, and startup creation.

Research contracts have to be submitted to the PACTT prior to the researcher's signature, accordingly to UNIL regulations (section 4).

On the PACTT website, useful templates of agreements can be found here.

Website: PACTT
 

Scientific Computing and Research Support Unit (DCSR)

Scientific Computing and Research Support Unit

The mission of the Scientific Computing and Research Support Unit (Division calcul et soutien à la recherche, DCSR, in French) is to provide computation and storage resources to the UNIL community as well as transverse expertise to the various faculties of the University and its affiliated institutes. The DCSR team also provides support for both high performance computing (HPC) and programming (including code optimization and parallelization).

  • DCSR webpage
    • General overview of DCSR services
    • Terms and conditions
    • Info on costs
    • Links to the platform where you can request data storage and computational resources

 

For doctoral students and postdocs: Graduate Campus

Graduate campus

UNIL offers a number of workshops designed for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers of all faculties.

Website: Graduate campus-workshops and trainings
 

Useful links for research activities

UNIL regulations related to research

UNIL regulations related to research are gathered under section 4 on this webpage (FR). For researchers who are responsible for research funds, the regulation 2.9 states the general principles for the administrative management of the funds.

If you have any question related to these regulations, please contact the HEC Research & Quality Office.

 

IT tools made available to researchers at HEC Lausanne for...

...research projects elaboration

  • DMPonline: elaboration of Data Management Plans

...funding opportunities

...data collection and processing

...storing, sharing and archiving research data

  SWITCHdrive DCSR

Short-term preservation: storing/sharing data during a project

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Long-term perservation: archiving/sharing after the end of a project

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Secured servers for sensitive data

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...publication of research results

  • SERVAL: institutional repository for publications

...legal issues related to research data management

  • DMLawTool is a web-based guiding tool for researchers. It provides information on the most relevant legal aspects of research data management and proposes possible solution approaches to copyright and data protection issues. The Competence Center in Digital Law website also offers practical guidance on this matter.

 

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