Open Research Data the New Norm in H2020
Extension of the research data pilotIn the context of open science the goal of the European Commission is that the research data from Horizon 2020 projects are deposited as open data in a digital repository. For all new Horizon 2020 projects starting in 2017 Open Research Data will be the default option. The focus of the EC is on good data management, which means all parts of Horizon 2020 will be required to create a Data Management Plan (DMP).
The basic principles stay the same: to open and preserve data in a sustainable way.
The the Principal Investigator must:
- Develop a data management plan in the first 6 months of the project and keep it up-to-date throughout their project
- Deposit research data in a suitable research data repository
- Make sure third parties can freely access, mine, exploit, reproduce and disseminate (some of) the data
- Make clear what tools will be needed to use the data to validate research results, or provide the tools themselves
But there are some notable differences in the newest guidelines of the EC for research data management.
It is not necesary to make all data open, exceptions for some or all datasets are possible. The aim is to make the research data generated by Horizon 2020 projects accessible with as few restrictions as possible, while at the same time protecting sensitive data.
Opting out is possible at any stage of the project.
OpenAIRE supports projects and researchers in complying to the EC's open research data policy and therefore developed supporting material to aid projects to comply with the new guidelines on FAIR data management.
We have compiled a list of the tools and resources OpenAIRE offers to assist in managing and preserving research data.
Information at the OpenAIRE portal
OpenAIRE.eu provides information on the Open Data guidelines, an overview of the requirements and tools to meet these:
- General Information
- Information on how to create a Data Management Plan
- Select a data Repository
- About personal Data
- List of data repositories
The extensive briefing paper gives an overview of research data management with practical sections about data management planning and archiving research data for re-use. It also gives background sections about making research data reusable, and an overview of stakeholders that are involved in data management.
The factsheets by OpenAIRE provide overviews of EC Open Science policy and how to meet the requirements.
In regards to data managment, OpenAIRE created a factsheet with a general overiew of the Open Data requieremnts and one concentrating on Personal Data.
- OpenAIRE Open Research Data Pilot Factsheet
- OpenAIRE Personal Data and the Open Research Data Pilot Factsheet
For more factsheets about Open Science policy, how to comply or join OpenAIRE, visit our support page.
OpenAIRE facilitates Open Science training for European research and therefore organizes webinars with various presenters on a regular basis. You can find all recordings of webinars, including the slides on our portal.
- FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories Webinar (DANS/EUDAT/OpenAIRE Webinar - Dec. 2016)
- Open Research Data in H2020 and Zenodo repository (OAWeek 2016 webinar - Oct. 2016)
- Open research data and data management for Horizon 2020 projects (16 June 2016)
- Webinars on How to write a Data Management Plan - Joint EUDAT-OpenAIRE webinar (July 2016)
- Research Data Management: An introductory Webinar - Joint OpenAIRE and EUDAT (May 2016)
OpenAIRE is in the process of developing a data anonymization tool that will help data owners to safely share their data with experts and the scientific community. AMNESIA, a web or standalone service that can be loosely integrated and readily fit in the repository infrastructure, will be launched in a few weeks.