The Commission for Research Networks promotes coordination offices of global research networks based in Switzerland. These work on current social and scientific challenges across disciplinary boundaries.more

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International collaboration between different disciplines is a prerequisite for arriving at robust scientific foundations for addressing global challenges. Researcher-led coordination centers are very important for this: for example, they organize workshops, operate shared databases, and communicate their findings in an understandable form to interested individuals and organizations. A country hosting such coordinating bodies can benefit in many ways.

The Swiss Academy of Sciences is pursuing the goal of strengthening Switzerland as a research location by creating a regular funding vehicle for the establishment of coordination offices of research networks. The Commission for research networks assesses the scientific quality of requests for support from such coordinating bodies. In doing so, it relies, among other things, on reports by recognized experts from outside Switzerland (so-called peer reviews). In its decisions, it takes into account the importance of the research question for Swiss research.


Commission for Research Networks
c/o Dr. Stefan Nussbaum
General secretariat
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern