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 personalized advice and services 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.

More specifically, the HEC Research Office provides researchers with advice at every stage of the administrative cycle of their research, ranging from the identification of funding and mobility opportunities, to project proposal submissions and research dissemination, and redirects researchers to internal expert services.


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1015 Lausanne

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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.


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HEC Research Newsletter

The HEC Research Newsletter allows our researchers to stay up to date with new funding programs, notification of deadlines for calls for proposals and the latest innovations in HEC & UNIL research services.

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 is the joint technology transfer office of UNIL and CHUV. It provides advice to researchers on 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 expertise ranges from high performance computing (HPC) programming support (including code optimization and parallelization) to full stack development consulting missions.

  • 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



FORS services allow 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

Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)

Formerly known as The Luxembourg Income Study, LIS is a data archive and research center dedicated to cross-national analysis.

Website: Luxembourg Income Study

Funding instruments & services

The services below are available to all UNIL researchers.


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

Website: Euresearch


Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

Website: Innosuisse

UNIL 4 Research

UNIL 4 Research is a database that offers easy access to international research funding opportunities.

Site web: UNIL 4 Research

UNIL Foundation

UNIL Foundation provides several kinds of financial support to UNIL researchers (PhD students, postdocs and professors included).

Website: Fondation UNIL

Swiss Foundation database

Swiss Foundation database lists all the Swiss foundations supporting research.

Site web: Base de données des fondations Suisses

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