January 19, 2022

New Report From SPARC Europe and DCC Offers Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe

From SPARC Europe:

Providing an analysis of Open Data and Open Science policies across Europe, today we are releasing a new report produced in collaboration with the Digital Curation Center (DCC).

This latest companion piece takes that work several steps further, analysing the types of policies in place, their processes of creation, and some of their details. Included in the study are the 28 EU member states, as well as countries from the European Research Area, including Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland.


Among the report’s most striking findings: 11 of the 28 European Union member states, as well as Norway and Switzerland, have national, research data-related policies in place. Of these, all were implemented in the past eight years, with most having taken effect recently. In about half of the countries, research data is covered under the same policy that applies to Open Access or Open Science.

Direct to Full Text Report: An Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe, May 2017
22 pages; PDF. 

See Also: A Snapshot of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe (March 25, 2017)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.