Open access (OA) refers to the practice of providing online access to scientific information that is free of charge to the end-user and re-usable. 'Scientific' refers to all academic disciplines. In the context of research and innovation, 'scientific information' can refer to scientific publications (including journals articles and monographs), or research data (including underlying data linked to publications and raw data). In Horizon2020, beneficiaries must provide open access to all peer-reviewed scientific publications resulting from their projects. As for research data, a pilot action on open access to research data is being run.
This information session will give an overview of what open access is and why it is important, also within the broader context of open science and the Digital Single Market Strategy. It will then explain open access rules in Horizon 2020 regarding scientific publications and research data, including a special focus on data management and data management plans.
Coordinator: Celina RAMJOUÉ (European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium)
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