Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE)

1er février 2013 - 31 janvier 2015

Publié le 24 avril 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

The Policy RECommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE) project will leverage existing networks, communities and projects to address challenges within the open access and data dissemination and preservation sector and produce policy recommendations for open access to research data based on existing good practice.

The open access to research data sector includes several different networks, initiatives, projects and communities that are fragmented by discipline, geography, stakeholder category (publishers, academics, repositories, etc.) as well as other boundaries. Many of these organisations are already addressing key barriers to open access to research data, such as stakeholder fragmentation, technical and infrastructural issues, ethical and legal issues, and state and institutional policy fragmentation. However, these organisations are often working in isolation or with limited contact with one another. RECODE will provide a space for European stakeholders interested in open access to research data to work together to provide common solutions for these issues. It will provide over-arching recommendations for a policy framework to support open access to European research data.



The RECODE project has the following main objectives :

  • To reduce stakeholder fragmentation in the area of open access to and dissemination and preservation of research data through : the identification of relevant networks and the facilitation of dialogue and collaboration between these networks
  • To identify stakeholder values and inter-relationships in order to identify synergies and areas of conflict and promote collaboration on shared problems and solutions
  • To identify gaps, tensions and good practice solutions for infrastructural and technological, legal, ethical, institutional and policy issues relating to the sharing of data
  • To use five case studies to examine each of these areas across disciplinary boundaries
  • To use stakeholder collaboration exercises to identify and promote over-arching good practice policy solutions
  • To produce a set of guidelines that identify, promote and disseminate good practice solutions for the sharing of scientific data to stakeholders across the open access and data dissemination and preservation landscape

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