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Policy RECommendations
for Open Access to Research
Data in Europe
Thordis Sveinsdottir
Trilateral Research & Consulting
RE...
The RECODE Project
• Policy recommendations on open
access to research data in Europe
• 24 months (Feb 2013 – Jan 2015)
• ...
Grand challenges across 5 case studies
Outcomes of Interest
– Data must be ‘meaningful’ before it is made open, this may include a lot of work from
scientists wi...
Other key accomplishments
• 5 stakeholder workshops
• 168 workshop participants from 35 countries
• 65 Interviews with aca...
Workshop Objectives
• Thinking about data – data often taken for granted (by-product of doing research)
• Thinking about h...
Further information
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
http://recodeproject.eu
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Introducing the RECODE project

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Presentation at the RECODE Early Career Researcher Workshop at The University of Sheffield 14-15th May 2015

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Introducing the RECODE project

  1. 1. Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe Thordis Sveinsdottir Trilateral Research & Consulting RECODE Early Career Researcher Workshop University of Sheffield 14-15th May
  2. 2. The RECODE Project • Policy recommendations on open access to research data in Europe • 24 months (Feb 2013 – Jan 2015) • Funded by the European Commission DG Research • Grant agreement no: 321463
  3. 3. Grand challenges across 5 case studies
  4. 4. Outcomes of Interest – Data must be ‘meaningful’ before it is made open, this may include a lot of work from scientists with unclear benefit – Currently no reward for ‘data work’ – peer reviewed publications – Data comes in different forms, – Lack of standardisation within many disciplines, idiosyncratic and individual ways of managing and annotating data – Ethical and legal issues of opening up patient and location data – No ‘one size fits all’ – data is embedded within different research cultures, traditions and practices – Sustainable infrastructure is needed to host data, current short term funding models are unable to ensure this – Data Licencing standards need to be considered – Early Career Researchers identified as a groups which require guidance on how to make data open
  5. 5. Other key accomplishments • 5 stakeholder workshops • 168 workshop participants from 35 countries • 65 Interviews with academics, researchers, policy-makers, data centres, legal experts, publishers and others • 1 Book in press – Mobilising Data in a Knowledge Society • Over Arching Policy Recommendations • Policy Recommendations for 4 Stakeholder groups - funders, research institutions, data centres and publishers
  6. 6. Workshop Objectives • Thinking about data – data often taken for granted (by-product of doing research) • Thinking about how to make data open and useful for others (e.g. metadata) • Promotion of good practice lessons in data management, preservation and sharing for researchers • Promote ethical practice in open access to research data
  7. 7. Further information VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://recodeproject.eu

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