To enable its researchers to achieve scientific excellence and foster innovation, HEC Lausanne provides unique research infrastructures comprising services, resources, and facilities.
The HEC Research 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:
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!
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
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
Promoting researchers and their research activities is part of the Communications Service’s mission. Research projects and news on awards and appointments are showcased on the HEC website and also shared on social networks – Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – via the official accounts of HEC Lausanne.
Research projects are also presented in more detail on the blog HECimpact in a short format, using layman’s language. The blog is intended, in particular, for journalists and the general public.
In order to promote your research activities and expertise among journalists and the general public, we invite you to get in touch with the Communications team and share research topics, projects, new publications (either in academic or professional journals), appointments and distinctions.
While the Communication Service monitors media news on a daily basis, please do not hesitate to inform them about your features in international or local media.
Meet our Communications Team!
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
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
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.
For personalized advice on OA-related questions, please send your request by email at email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
research projects elaboration
searching funding opportunities
data collection and processing
storing, sharing and archiving research data
publication of research results
legal questions related to research data management