open data

Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe

The DCC is delighted to announce the release of the second of two policy-related outputs emerging from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We have been working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe supporting the creation of a number of publications and resources to help its members engage fruitfully with the Open movement. 

 

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SPARC Europe and Open Data resources

The DCC is delighted to announce the first two outputs from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We began working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe commissioning a number of publications and resources to support its members with the open data movement. 
 

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Workshops on Supporting RDM and Open Data

If you’re supporting researchers to manage and share their data, there are a few useful workshops coming up in early 2017 that may be of interest.

Image credit: Advodan workshop CC-BY by Innovation Lab

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New H2020 DMP guidelines

The European Commission has released new Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020. There are a few key changes and a new template for DMPs which has been added to DMPonline.

Image credit: 'OPEN' by Tom Magliery CC-BY-NC-SA

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Course on H2020 Open Research Data pilot

The FOSTER project is running a moderated version of it's online Horizon 2020 Open Research Data pilot course from 6-10th June 2016.

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Open Data Panel at #IDCC16

The 11th International Digital Curation Conference is just around the corner and we are anticipating great discussions in Amsterdam in couple of weeks.

In the first of our series of preview posts, members of the Open Data Panel at IDCC - Fiona Nielsen, Marta Hoffman-Sommer, Phil Archer, Thomas Ingraham and Jeroen Rombouts - briefly explain why open data is important, what are the benefits as well as challenges to sharing research data.

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Fostering open science

Training for EC project officers on open access and open data in Horizon 2020

We ran four half-day workshops at the end of June as part of the FOSTER project. FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data. The courses were for project officers at the European Commission. They’re the liaison point between researchers and the EC, so our training looked specifically at the requirements under Horizon 2020. It was a really useful learning experience for me too – I came away knowing much more about open access and the support available via OpenAIRE. Below is a summary of the key points and references I took away.

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IJDC's new policy on data

From January 2014, the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC) will require authors to include data citations in their submissions wherever applicable. The journal will also require them to place their data in a custodial environment where it will be preserved for an appropriate period, given a permanent and resolvable identifier, and made available as openly as possible.

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Policies for open research

I was tweeted some great questions about RDM and open access policies today and thought they warranted more than a 140 character response.

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IDCC11: Open data driving scholarly communications in 2020

Professor Philip E Bourne from the Department of Pharmacology at University of California San Diego and Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology gave a remote presentation to the conference via Skype to outline what he sees as the future for data publishing.

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