Technological barriers to Open Research Data Access - questionnaire

Publié le 27 août 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

This questionnaire aims at gathering information on the existing technological barriers to Open Access and Preservation of Research Data, and the possible solutions adopted to mitigate them.

It has been developed in the framework of the FP7 RECODE Project (, particularly with the objective of identifying the technological infrastructural requirements for Open Access to Research Data in Europe.

In this context, "infrastructure" means : technological assets (hardware and software), personnel involved, and all the procedures for management, training and support to its continuous operation and evolution.
Possible technological barriers include lack of automatic mechanisms for policy enforcement, lack of metadata and data models supporting open access, obsolescence of infrastructures, scarce awareness about new technological solutions, lack of training and/or expertise on IT and semantics aspects.