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Requirements for open data

Demands for open research data are placed upon researchers from several directions, including funding bodies, research journals and occasionally also higher education institutions.

Requirements from funders and higher education institutions

Funding bodies and higher education institutions are increasingly demanding open and organised research data. A discussion on this topic is currently pursued also at Lund University, but so far it has not led to any decisions.

Example of research council policy:


Common Principles on Data Policy (UK Research and Innovation website)

Example of funder requirements:

More and more funding bodies not only expect open data but a plan on how the research data will be used throughout the project.

EU framework programme Horizon 2020 (PDF, new tab)
Information about the programme guidelines on managing open research data.

Search for funders and their requirements:


Sherpa/Juliet database with different funders' demands concerning open access and data management
 


Requirements from publishers and journals

Many scientific journals and publishers recommend/require that the research data behind a publication be made freely accessible.

Example of publisher requirements:


Springer Nature