Following the launch of the European Commission’s new open access scientific papers publishing platform Open Research Europe, B2SHARE was cited as one of its trusted data repositories for suggested use.
Open Research Europe will give everyone, researchers and citizens alike, free-of-charge access to the latest scientific discoveries. It directly addresses major difficulties associated with publishing scientific results, including delays and barriers to the re-use of results and high costs. The platform is an optional service for Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 beneficiaries so that they can comply with their funding requirements for immediate open access, at no cost to them.
As part of its guidelines for the publishing of scientific articles and accompanying data, EUDAT’s B2SHARE, a user-friendly, reliable and trustworthy way for researchers, scientific communities and citizen scientists to store and share research data from diverse contexts, was included as one of the highly recommended repositories to be used. B2SHARE’s flexibility is cited in a way that any data type can be submitted.
Open Research Europe’s guidelines heavily endorses the FAIR Data Principles alongside an Open Data policy to promote the broadest use of research data.
The inclusion of EUDAT services in this latest initiative is another step towards the achievement of EUDAT’s vision of data shared and preserved across borders and disciplines.
In a statement on the occasion of the launch of Open Research Europe, European Commission Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel said, “We need to accelerate scientific discovery through more collaborative and open research practices. By helping researchers to publish in open access, Open Research Europe removes the barriers to knowledge flows and cultivates scientific debate. This is just the beginning. We will gradually build the reputation of the platform as the publishing venue of choice for the researchers of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and ensure it becomes deeply embedded in the European Research Area.”
In the Communication ‘A new ERA for Research and Innovation', the Commission introduces Open Research Europe as an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funding across all subject areas in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as social sciences, arts and the humanities.
Open Research Europe will not only contribute to open, fast and cost-efficient scientific publications. It will also make it easy for beneficiaries of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe to comply with the relevant open access terms of their funding: immediate open access, as required by Horizon Europe and automatic submission in a general purpose repository (for comparison, Horizon 2020 permitted a 6-12 month embargo period). Open Research Europe will offer researchers a publishing venue to share their results and insights rapidly, and facilitate open, constructive research debates. The platform features a wide range of metrics to measure the scientific and social impact of articles and provide information of their use and re-use.
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