Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe

Martin Donnelly | 07 June 2017
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. 
Our Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe  follows on from the previous work which identified national research data policies. This latest report takes that work several steps further, analysing the types of policies in place, their processes of creation, and specific details such as compliance monitoring and recognition/reward. The study covers the 28 EU member states, as well as active countries from the European Research Area, including Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland.
Much of the contextual and background information was crowdsourced from our colleagues across Europe, but as ever we're happy to get further input. Please let us know if we have missed anything relevant, or provide us with updates or further context to inform Europe’s open science and data policy agenda. Get in touch via 
Download the full report from the SPARC Europe website now.