In this issue we introduce the EUDAT License Wizard and find out what researchers really think about open data before having a look back at some of the achievements over the course of the year. On behalf of the EUDAT team, we'd like to wish you the very best for the holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2015.

An early Christmas present from EUDAT to help you spread peace, goodwill

If you'd like to deposit data or software, but you're unsure as to which licence you should use, the EUDAT License Wizard is the answer to your problems. This user-friendly tool guides you step by step through the bewildering array of licences, helping you choose the right one for your dataset or software. Try out the demo version which is available online now and let us know what you think.

Open Data - what do EUDAT communities really think about it?

Facilitating open access to research data is a principle endorsed by an increasing number of countries and international organizations, and one of the priorities in Horizon2020. But what do researchers think about it? To find out, EUDAT spoke to researchers representing a broad cross-section of disciplines in Europe. Find out more on the EUDAT website.

EUDAT in 2014