From the Introduction:
The DCC maintains a watching brief on funder data policies, and we are currently collaborating with SPARC Europe to extend our coverage to make it more comprehensive at European level and to cover open research practice more generally. While some studies have been done in this area, all are either out of date or concentrate on open access publications or open government data rather than open research data. The most recent analysis dates from 2013, and while this is a relatively short period the intervening period has been one of considerable change in research data policy.
This document provides a list of national research data policies in Europe. It concentrates on the twenty-eight EU member states, but also covers EEA countries and selected others from the European Research Area. Once the list is fully populated, we will analyse the differences and similarities between individual national approaches, and – where policies have been in place for a reasonable amount of time – seek to assess their effectiveness in preserving and opening research data.
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