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Welcome to the Competence Center in Digital Law

We support Swiss Higher Education Institutions (students, academic and administrative staff) in dealing with legal questions related to the digitalization process and the use of new media and technologies.



DMLawTool guides researchers through the most relevant legal aspects of research data management and proposes possible solution approaches to copyright and data protection issues. It has been developed by the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in collaboration with the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE) within the  P-5 programme “Scientific information” of swissuniversities. More detailed information about the tool can be found here. To access the tool, use the button below.




DMLaw Tool

A guiding tool for researchers to address legal aspects in data management

USI (CCdigitallaw) and UNINE ([PI]2 ) have embarked on a new project within swissuniversities’  P-5 programme!

By the end of the year, they will develop a web-based tool that guides researchers working in the fields of humanities and social sciences through the most relevant legal questions related to data management and archiving. 

Swiss Copyright Act

09.03.2020 – Swiss Copyright Act

The new Swiss Copyright Act, in force from 1st April 2020, can be consulted here.

The CCdigitallaw platform constantly updates its content to ensure the accuracy and quality of the information.

Digital Content Creators: What Legal Challenges for Creativity?

23.06.2020 – Digital Content Creators: What Legal Challenges for Creativity?

Webinar, June 23, 2020 | 17:30 – 18:45

The Digital Law Center (School of Law, University of Genva) is organizing a panel about the legal challenges for creativity. 

The event is free of charge and open to everyone.

Details about the registration (to be done before June 22, 2020) and the panel program can be found here.

Legal issues in research data management

30.03.2021 – Legal issues in research data management – DMLaw Tool, a web-based guiding tool for researchers

Online event, March 30, 2021 | 10:00 – 12:00

How am I supposed to deal with personal data collected during an interview? How can I publish my research data as Open Access? Can I re-use my colleague’s data for my own research? These and other legal questions will be discussed during this online event. The event will be held in English and is free of charge and open to everyone. For more information and to register, please click here.


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