Initiative for the alignment of research data management policies

Publié le 2 février 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

Science Europe and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) have launched an initiative for the voluntary international alignment of research data management policy. The organisations presented the initiative in Brussels at a co-hosted event on how to manage research data in an era of Open Science.

Science Europe and NWO are advocating for such alignment by exploring ways to establish core research data management requirements, as well as a list of trusted repositories where researchers can store their data for sharing. These should create a uniform basis to develop more specific policies from. Science Europe and NWO encourage other organisations in the broader research landscape to join forces in this endeavour.

Next Steps

Science Europe foresees several rounds of drafting and consultations, with the first round of consultation being planned for early spring. Interested organisations are invited to contact the Science Europe Office. The aim is to present RDM core requirements in the autumn of 2018 with the objective that first organisations will implement these common principles in the course of 2019.

Open Science and Sharing Research Data’ Event

On 30 January 2018, Science Europe and NWO co-hosted a workshop in Brussels to discuss how to manage research data in an era of Open Science. The initiative was also presented and discussed at this workshop, which gathered over a hundred interested participants from the EU institutions, research organisations, and data expert groups.