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CGIAR Open Access - Presentation from the 2013 Annual Meeting between CGIAR and the French Research Institutions



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  • 1. Open Access & Data ManagementFeedback & next stepsPresentationEd Crothall (e.crothall@cgiar.org)Montpellier, 19 June 2013
  • 2. Outline• Reminder of the Open Access & Data ManagementPolicy• Feedback highlights• Timeline• Cross cutting
  • 3. Open Access Policy• CGIAR Open Access & Data Management Policy– Results of research and development activities = internationalpublic goods– Complies with the CGIAR Principles on the Management ofIntellectual Assets• Scope– Open Access to information products generated within thescope of the Strategy and Results Framework and / or theCGIAR Research Programs– Includes journals, data, books, metadata
  • 4. Open Access Policy• Definitions– Open Access - the immediate, irrevocable, unrestricted and freeonline access to information products, subject to properattribution.– Data - the digital recorded factual material necessary to validateresearch findings• General Issues– Openness– Interoperability– Storage and data preservation for future use– Incentives and professional expertise– Open Access and Data Management Plans
  • 5. Feedback highlights• Timeframes for OA publishing / release of research data– transition phase• Financial implications / resourcing• Clear acknowledgment of incentives for OA• How the Policy / guidelines should deal with differentforms of research output
  • 6. Timeline1. Updated draft sent to DGs and BCs on 7 June 2013 – commentsback by 1 July2. Updated policy to be finalised by the Open Access Working Group,with formal approval later this summer3. Implementation guidelines for Open Access and Open Data to bedeveloped and consulted upon across the CGIAR system –consultation once the final form of the Policy has been agreed
  • 7. Cross-cutting• Big 5 for data management across the CGIAR:1. Open Access2. Spatial Data Commons3. Knowledge Commons4. Unified Crop Data Management System5. Harmonised research management platform
  • 8. Thank you for your time