Open Science in Horizon Europe
Horizon Europe (HE) is the European Union’s primary funding source for science and research, with almost €100 billion earmarked for the programme.
The European Commission is one of the key supporters of Open Science, so this programme includes openness of scientific outputs – both publications and research data.
Research data management
- Researchers must create a Data Management Plan (DMP) and update it regularly.
- Research data must be managed following the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles and access to data must be made “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”.
- The underlying data used to validate the result must be stored in a data repository.
- You also need to specify what tools are needed to reuse or validate your data.
Open access to scientific publications
- Recipients of HE funding must ensure immediate open access to all peer-reviewed publications related to the project results. This means that they must deposit a machine-readable electronic copy of the publisher’s version or the final peer-reviewed version of the article (postprint) in a trusted repository of scientific publications (e.g. the TBU Publications Repository).
- A copy of the article must be deposited in the repository as soon as possible, at the latest on the day of publication, even if it is published in an Open Access journal.
- The article must be published under the latest available version of the Creative Commons Attribution International (CC BY) licence. The license may exclude commercial uses and derivative works for monographs and other long text works (CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-ND).
- Furthermore, Open Access to the metadata (bibliographic information) that identifies the publication must be ensured – this data must be freely available in the repository (under the Public Domain CC0 licence). It must also comply with FAIR principles.
The costs associated with the management of research data and the costs of providing Open Access to scientific publications are eligible costs under HE. Under the HE programme, individual research proposals will be evaluated according to their success in implementing the principles of Open Science.
HE is developing research infrastructures to support the implementation of open science, particularly the European Open Science Cloud for data management and sharing and the Open Research Europe publishing platform.
You can find more information at: https://op.europa.eu/en/web/eu-law-and-publications/publication-detail/-/publication/9570017e-cd82-11eb-ac72-01aa75ed71a1