Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 have created an ‘Open Research Data Pilot’ project in order to encourage access and re-use of research data, with associated funding opportunities. Successful applicants are able to opt out of the scheme at any time.

Do I have to submit my DMP?

Applications made under this scheme will have to create a DMP which outlines the data policy and addresses issues required to ensure the data complies with FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable). The DMP must be created within the first six months of the project. Other projects not under the scheme are also invited to submit a DMP. Annex 1 of the guidance addresses the main points that should be covered by a DMP.

Can I include costs for data management in my application?

It is advised that the costs of data management should be considered within the DMP and one of the incentives for participating in the pilot is that “costs related to open access to research data are eligible”.

What is the normal retention period?

There is no specific time period for the retention of data within the policy

Where should I deposit?

Horizon 2020 is not prescriptive about the location of data as long as it is available for re-use in a research data repository “which may be subject-based/thematic, institutional or centralised”.