May 22, 2022

European Commission Releases Final Report From Public Consultation on Open Research Data

From EPSI Platform:

The EC held a public consultation on open research data in Brussels to obtain the input of all concerned stakeholders on this important and sensitive issue. This consultation consisted of a one day event held on 2 July 2013 in Brussels where individual presentations and discussion could be heard, and a written consultation period from 19 June to 15 July 2013.

This consultation was attended by a variety of stakeholders from the research community, industry, funders, libraries, publishers, infrastructure developers and others.

The debate focused on five questions posed by the Commission to structure the debate:

  • How can we define research data and what types of data should be open?
  • When and how does openness need to be limited?
  • How should the issue of data re-use be addressed?
  • Where should research data be stored and made accessible?
  • How can we enhance data awareness and a culture of sharing?

Also available this blog post from July 3, 2013 with Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER) views on open research data.

October 21, 2013

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Report of the European Commission on Open Research Data

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