Within the framework of the 2020 Horizon, the European Commission started the year 2015,Open Research Data Pilot which required projects in specific areas, the development of a data management plan
and the publication in open access of the data.
From 2017,Open Research Data Pilot It has been extended to all areas of projects financed by H2020 and, therefore, requires the open publication of the data in all projects. In addition, it is necessary that the data be FAIR, that is to say that they are findable (Findable), accessible (Accessible), interoperable (Iinteroperable) and reusable (Reusable).
In the 29.3 clause of the Model Grant Agreement
The legal requirements that the projects must fulfill are detailed:
- Develop one Data Management Plan - Data Management Plan (WMD).
- Depositing the search data in a repository as soon as possible to guarantee anyone, access, mining, exploitation, reproduction and dissemination using a license Creative Commons appropriate
- In the same deposit where the data are published provide information about tools and instruments (software, etc.) needed to validate the results and when possible, offer these tools.
The costs associated with the data, including the creation of the WMD, are considered eligible expenses in the project.
For actions financed by theEuropean Research Council (ERC) see:
Exceptions: Following the principles of the Commission "as open as possible, as closed as necessary", the open dissemination of project results may be excluded for reasons of security, privacy, protection of personal data or commercial / industrial exploitation .