European Research Council (ERC) Study Identifies Repositories That Allow Researchers to Comply With EU Open Science Rules
From the ERC:
A new study identifies repositories for data and publications that could help ERC grantees, as well as beneficiaries of other Horizon Europe grants, comply with EU open science requirements when they share the results of their EU funded projects. The authors of the study analysed 220 repositories and assessed their features.
Experts found more than 90% of “trusted” repositories* to be in line with basic open science requirements. [Emphasis ours ] However, only three repositories fulfilled all the mandatory requirements for metadata, and none met both the mandatory and the recommended metadata requirements set out in the Horizon Europe grant agreements.
The report comes with an inventory of repositories that will provide researchers with a practical tool to find platforms that facilitate compliance with beneficiaries’ open science obligations. The report is also meant to inform and encourage the managers of the repositories to update, refine and improve their services.
The report and the inventory provide a snapshot of the current situation. Since the landscape is rapidly evolving, a revision of the inventory is envisaged in the second half of 2023.
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Direct to Report: Study on the Readiness of Research Data and Literature Repositories to Facilitate Compliance With the Open Science Horizon Europe MGA Requirements (via Zenodo)
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