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EnhanceR is a nationally and internationally recognized network for Swiss research IT expertise.

The association's goal is facilitating research excellence in Switzerland to ensure it maintains its leadership position. It achieves this goal by federating Research IT specialist groups at various academic institutions across Switzerland. It creates value by allocating its expertise where and when it is most needed, the interests of the community of users and support teams of scientific computing applications nationally and internationally.

EnhanceR builds on the foundation of the Swiss National Grid Association (SwiNG) and continues the national and international roles and mandates of the former association. It is the legal entity sustaining the outcomes of the completed swissuniversities EnhanceR project.

As of 2023, it counts 9 Swiss higher education, infrastructure and research institutions as members. Membership is open according to its articles.

EnhanceR is a member of the Schweizerische Akademie der Technischen Wissenschaften (SATW)

EnhanceR is an association according to Swiss law. Entry in the Commercial register of canton Bern: CHE-113.653.761​

Legal documents:


President: PD Dr. Sigve Haug, University of Bern
  • Dr. Bernd Rinn, ETH Zurich
  • Dr. Gilles Fourestey, EPFL
  • Dipl. Ing. Niklaus Lang, FHNW
  • Dean Flanders, FMI
  • Prof. Dr. René Hüsler, HSLU
    • Armin Wehinger, HSLU (deputy)​
  • Dr. Alun Ashton, PSI​
  • Dr. Christoph Witzig, SWITCH
  • PD Dr. Sigve Haug, University of Bern
  • Dr. Champak Beeravolu Reddy, University of Fribourg
Executive Board:
  • Dr. Champak Beeravolu Reddy, University of Fribourg (chair)
  • Dean Flanders, FMI (treasurer)
  • PD Dr. Sigve Haug, University of Bern
  • Dipl. Ing. Niklaus Lang, FHNW
  • Dr. Bernd Rinn, ETH Zurich
    • Dr. Sergio Mafioletti, ETH Zurich (deputy)​
Secretary: Dr. Alexander Kashev, University of Bern
EnhanceR Support Team:
A team of experts from members' research IT units with regular community calls to share experience and collectively find solutions for common problems. Open for external participation.



Membership of the Association is open to legal persons, corporate bodies and institutions which declare their interest in the purpose of the Association.

Applications for admission should be addressed in writing to the President. The General Assembly shall take the decision regarding admission.

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