Research services

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

Research Office

The HEC Research Office’s mission is to provide researchers with advice and information enabling them to advance their research career. Its role is to help researchers understand and benefit from the research infrastructure and environment at HEC Lausanne, in Switzerland, and internationally.

Research Office -
Internef - 254
1015 Lausanne

CEDIF - Documentation center for finance

The CEDIF is the HEC Lausanne documentation centre where researchers can get access to top economic and financial data, and receive professional and personalised research and analysis advice.

  • Reuters EIKON
  • Datastream
  • Compustat
  • Capital IQ
  • CRSP
  • etc.

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

LABEX - Laboratory for behavorial experiments

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.

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 :

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

UNIL services

Research support

The services below are available to all HEC Lausanne researchers.

Open Access

Taking part in the global Open Access movement, UNIL is developing its own strategy and provides an institutional repository to its researchers to disseminate their work in Open Access. All information and guidelines regarding Open Access at UNIL are available via the link below.

Website: Open Access at UNIL

Data management and DMP

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

Website: UNIRIS

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.

Website: PACTT

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



The FORSbase repository, developed by the Swiss centre of expertises in the social sciences (FORS), allows you to store, share, and archive your research data on secure UNIL servers.

Website: FORSbase

Graduate campus

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

Website: Graduate campus-workshops and trainings

Funding instruments & services

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


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

Website: Euresearch

Search engines for research fundings


UNIL4Research is a database that offers easy access to international research funding opportunities.

Website: UNIL4Research

Swiss Foundations database

The University of Lausanne has a database listing all the Swiss foundations supporting research.

Website: UNIL's Swiss Foundations database


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 those funds.


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

...research projects elaboration

  • DMPonline: elaboration of Data Management Plans

...funding opportunities collecting, processing and analysis

...storing, sharing and archiving research data


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


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

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Secured servers for sensitive data


...publication of research results

  • SERVAL: institutional repository for publications


UNIL websites related to research


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