National Open Access Desk

  • Anne Thorst Melbye |

    Asger V. Larsen |
    • There are 8 universities, 8 University Colleges and a number of other public and private research institutions in Denmark. The public research is organised under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

      The Ministry of Higher Education and Science manages and monitors the Danish Open Access strategy.

      Denmark holds a National strategy for Open Access. The strategy states that the implementation of Open Access is to take place through the green model – i.e. parallel filling of quality-assured research articles in institutional or subject-specific archives (repositories) with Open Access. However, the strategy does not exclude the use of the golden model as long as it does not increase the expenses for publication.

      Two central principles form the basis for the strategy:

      • The implementation of the Open Access is to support the possibility for Danish researchers to continue to publish in the most recognised national and international journals, and also the possibility to publish.
      • For the sake of research and society, it is stressed that it is crucial that the aggregate public expenditure to research publication is not increased significantly because of the implementation of Open Access.

      The goal is 100% Open Access to publicly funded research publications by 2025.

      Support and landscape

      • All the universities have local research support units, who in various degrees support researchers with their award applications and reporting.

      National initiatives

      • The Ministry of Higher Education and Science is responsible for the national Open Access Strategy. DeiC – Danish e-infrastructure Cooperation is a cooperation between the Danish Universities. Their mission is to support research e-infrastructure. DeiC works within collection, processing and use of scientific information in data form.
        In Denmark there is a long tradition for data management and a number of Danish initiatives and organisations work on opening the access to data and make data accessible to research and development.

        In February 2014 The Danish Rectors College, DeIC and DEFF etablished ”The Steering Group for National Data Management” with members appointed from Universities Denmark, the Danish Royal Library, The State and University Library and the Danish National Archives with the purpose to ensure that Denmark, in a collaboration between the prime stakeholders, got a national strategy for research data management.

        The vision is to ensure Denmark a better and more competitive research through efficient collection, securing, dissimination and re-use of relevant research data.

        The strategy was published in 2015 and is accessible on the website of DeIC - Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation: National Strategy for Data Management.

        DeiC is the Danish national participant in EOSC and EOSC Nordic.

        The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education has commissioned Oxford Research and Højbjerre Brauer Schultz to carry out a preliminary analysis of the potential for implementing FAIR data in Denmark. Read the report here: Preliminary analysis: Introduction of FAIR data in Denmark

    • The Danish Open Access goals are monitored through the Open Access Indicator. The yearly statistics can be found here.

      OpenAIRE statistics

      211348 OA publications in 36 repositories
    • National policy

      Denmark has not implemented a national Open Access/Open Science policy yet. However, national strategies for Open Access and Research Data Management were released in 2015.

      Institutional policy

      Denmark has 8 major Institutions which are listed here:

      Funder policy

    • Key networks and aggregators

      • One central national aggregator collects publication data from Danish universities primarily: Danish National Research Database.

        The Ministry of Higher Education and Science maintaines an Open Access Indicator that monitors the Open Access progress in Denmark. It can be found here: Danish Open Access Indicator

      Data repositories

      National publishing initiatives

      The Royal Library offers a service which runs on the OJS platform.

      National agreements with publishers

      Danish universities make agreements with publishers bilaterally, there are no national consortia agreements to publishing.

      OA books

      Some Danish universities are supporting Knowledge Unlatched, but no national consortia agreement is in place.

    • Each of the 8 Danish universities has their own local Open Science Support Unit, typically based at the university libraries.

      DeiC is working on national structure for RDM support and training.

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