The present model policy aims to assist Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) in developing policies for Open Science/ Open Access.
The proposed policy aims at aligning RFO policies with the 2012 Recommendation of the European Commission on access to and preservation of scientific information and its 2018 update, the Horizon 2020 Guidelines on the rules of open access to scientific publications and research data, and takes into consideration important developments at EU-level related to Open Science/ Open Access such as the 2016 European Council Conclusions on the transition towards an Open Science system, the "Plan S” and “cOAlition S", the developments related to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the action lines of the European Open Science Policy Platform.
The Model Policy on Open Science for Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) is composed by 10 topics which defines the policy adopted by the institution.
Model Policy on Open Science for Research Funding Organisations
1. Aims and Scope of the Policy
2. Rights, Roles and Responsibilities
3. Open Science
4. Open Access to Publications
5. Open Access to Research Data
7. Expectations from Researchers
9. Resources for training/ awareness-raising on Open Science
10. Policy Review
ANNEX I: Definitions
ANNEX II: Model Grant Agreement Clause on Open Access to Publications and Research Data
This model available for download, can be adapted by a RFO, having only to complete the specific information about their activity.