Proudly presenting…DORA

Publication Services Team

We are delighted to announce that the new institutional repository DORA is now publicly available in its first version, DORA Eawag. At the time of writing, it contained 7,845 publications (1,188 of which with Open Access full texts) written by Eawag-affiliated authors. Over the next weeks we will upload articles from 2016 and other publication types such as books, book chapters and conference papers. We are also working on the migration of the bibliographies of Empa and WSL into their respective repositories: DORA Empa and DORA WSL (watch for announcements here).

As this service is currently in its beta-stage, it might not always behave as expected. For example, many authors and research departments are not yet linked correctly to their publications. Please have some patience while we are catching up. During this beta-stage of DORA, we will still update and curate the old Eawag bibliography on RefWorks, and the embedding of publication lists on the Eawag website will remain fully functional. In fact, also this year’s reporting will still be done using RefWorks. If you would like to register Eawag publications for inclusion in the bibliography, please continue to use the old submission form or send us an email.

What is DORA Eawag?

Digital Object Repository At Eawag – the institutional repository and bibliography of Eawag. Based on the open source solution Islandora, a set of Drupal modules accessing a Fedora database, it provides extensive displaying and archiving capabilities for bibliographic data, and allows the depositing of distinct versions of the full text. Through its fully-fledged access control mechanism, and complemented by the very capable search engine Solr, it is ideally suited as a future-proof institutional repository that satisfies even more demanding needs. We are convinced that we made the right choice when deciding for this platform.


As the old bibliography systems are not able to meet the modern-day requirements of an institutional repository, a replacement was necessary. DORA was developed to fulfil several requirements:

  • provide unified and comfortable internal access to all publications of the research institutes
  • showcase the publication output of our researchers
  • be compliant with research funders’ policies (e.g. the Open Access rules of the SNSF)
  • act as a metadata hub for bibliographic data (web integration, research data management, etc.)
  • form a basis for internal and external reporting
  • operate as a secure archive for publications

We hope you enjoy using DORA!

If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us.