The Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (DDS) are well connected within the Swiss scientific community, as well as internationally, as they cooperate with several partner institutions. The DDS belong to the network of the International Editors of Diplomatic Documents and will organise in 2013 its world congress in Geneva. The national organisations which support the DDS are represented amongst others in the Commission responsible for the publication of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland.
Enterprise of the Swiss Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences
The Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland are an enterprise of the Swiss Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences (SHAS).
The DDS are under the Patronage of the Swiss Society for History (SSH).
All documents selected for the edition are records held in the Swiss Federal Archives (SFA). The SFA, moreover, provide the offices and the infrastructure, where the DDS carry out their research and work on the edition. The DDS receive additional support from the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), which was the main financial contributor to the DDS from the beginning of the project in the mid 1970s until it was taken over by the academy in 2000.
Each History Department in Switzerland is represented by a professor in the Committee responsible for the publication of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland. Additionally, cooperations in the field of education (such as courses, further education, internships for students) have been agreed upon with the Universities of Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Neuchâtel, as well as with the PHBern (Sekundarstufe I).
The DDS closely collaborate with the leading historical and biographical projects in Switzerland, namely the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (HDS) and the Swiss National Library (NL). Furthermore, the DDS are member of the European internet portal Europeana.eu. They also cooperate with partners from abroad, such as the League of Nations Search Engine (Losea.org) of the University of Heidelberg.
The DDS are members of the European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS) and of the association History and Computer Science.