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EC policies and mandates

Open Access to publications and research data,  FAIR data

Horizon Europe moves beyond Open Access to Open Science

Open science is a policy priority for the European Commission and the standard method of working under its research and innovation funding programmes as it improves the quality, efficiency and responsiveness of research.

Open Access to publications

All peer-reviewed scientific publications arising from Horizon Europe funding have to be made available in Open Access. This implies that publications are to be made freely available online, immediately upon publication and with no restrictions on use, by depositing them on a repository.

Research data management

Research Data Management (RDM) forms the practical requisites to performing good research by defining rules that should be followed and touches upon open science and the FAIR principles in doing so. RDM includes many elements such as licences, repositories, metadata, and more, and together allow upholding research integrity and reproducibility.

We have compiled a list of material to help you in your writing Horizon Europe proposals and follow good Open Science practices while running your projects.

How to write a proposal that includes Open Science

Open Science in Horizon Europe proposal
How to embed good practices in your proposasl
RDM in Horizon Europe Proposals
Active management & appraisal of data over the lifecycle of the project

Guides on how to practice Open Science

How to comply with Horizon Europe mandate for publications
Publish OA or deposit in a repository
How to comply with Horizon Europe mandate for RDM
How to reuse and share data

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