Lib4RI Training Series

On a regular basis, Lib4RI offers various courses for members of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

Spring 2020: Webinar Miniseries

As our Training Modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information had to be cancelled this spring, Lib4RI offers a webinar miniseries for all affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL in June. We hope to be back with all our training modules in autumn.

The miniseries comprises three webinars (1h each) that can be booked individually.

  • In webinar 1, «Scientific Publishing», you receive tips on how to prepare your scientific articles, including information about the review and publication process
  • In webinar 2, «Open Access», you become acquainted with the different models of Open Access (OA), including research funders' policies
  • In webinar 3, «Copyright & CC Licences», you learn how to deal with copyright questions related to scientific works, including copyright transfer agreements and author rights

Course Description

Webinar 1 – Scientific Publishing
• Steps prior to writing a paper
• Tips on the publication process
Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

Webinar 2 – Open Access
• Benefits of Open Access publishing
• Roads to Open Access: gold, green & hybrid OA
• Making your publication Open Access with DORA
• Open Access policies & funder requirements
Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

Webinar 3 – Copyright & CC Licences
• Principles of copyright and their applications in science
• Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
• Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher


  • Webinars are held via Zoom-Meetings. E-mails with participation links will be sent to registered attendees a few days ahead.
  • Language: English


  • Online registration closes 3 days prior to each webinar. Please use the registration links provided in the table below
  • Each webinar is open to all members of the 4 research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL
  • No course fee


Date & Time

Registration Link

Scientific Publishing

Wed, 17.06.2020


Open Access

Thu, 18.06.2020


Copyright & CC Licences

Tue, 23.06.2020


Monthly Library Introductions for New Employees

Once a month, typically in the second week, we offer short library introductions (ca 30 min) for new employees of the four research institutes. Introductions are provided at our main library sites at WSL Birmensdorf, Eawag-Empa Dübendorf and PSI Villigen. They are held in English and/or German, as required. New employees receive an invitation via e-mail approximately one week prior to the event.

Book a Librarian

  • We visit your group or department to discuss your topics of interest. Workshops could for example cover topics such as Open Access, DORA or literature management. For more training options please refer to our flyer Book a Librarian.
  • We are happy to arrange customised training sessions at all locations of the federal research institutes.
  • Contact us for your training on demand.

TEL. +41 58 765 5700 

Stephanie Hofmann

t +41 58 765 5032

Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133