The present model policy aims to assist Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) in developing policies for Open Science/ Open Access.
The proposed policy aims at aligning institutional 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 of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the action lines of the European Open Science Policy Platform.
The model policy has been prepared as part of a toolkit for policy makers on Open Science and Open Access in the context of the EU-funded OpenAIRE Advance project that aims to support Open Access/ Open Data mandates in Europe. The proposed policy draws heavily on the UNESCO Open Access policy development guidelines, the MedOANet guidelines for Open Access, PASTEUR4OA Toolkit and Policy Guidelines, the RECODE project policy recommendations for Open Access policies to research data, the LEARN project Model Research Data Management Policy, the policy working group of the EOSC Pilot project, and the SPARC Europe report on Open Data and Open Science policies in Europe.
The Model Policy on Open Science for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) is composed by 10 topics which defines the policy adopted by the institution.
Model Policy on Open Science for Research Performing Organisations
2. Jurisdiction and Effect of Policy
3. Rights, Responsibilities, and Duties
4. Open Access to Publications
5. Open Access to Research Data
6. Open Science
8. Research Assessment and Evaluation
10. Validity of the Policy
This model available for download, can be adapted by a RPO, having only to complete the specific information about their activity.