Data management requirements
Open access to research data means that data collected and/or created during the course of research shall be published with free access via internet. The requirements for open data and data management vary between different research funders. We have compiled a list of requirements set by the major Swedish and European funders.
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Formas | Forte | Horizon 2020 | Horizon Europe | Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) | Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW) | Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) | Nordforsk | Riksbankens Jubileumsfond | Skolforskningsinstitutet | Swedish Research Council (VR) | Vinnova
Formas currently requires that funded projects have a data management plan that states how the data generated will be managed after the project ends. The data management plan does not need to be submitted to Formas, but should be presented on request. It is possible to receive funding, as part of project costs, to cover the costs of data management, collection, processing and more.
Forte requires that all researchers we fund must publish their results with open access. At the present (June 2020), there are no specific requirements regarding open data.
Open access is mandatory in Horizon 2020. Beneficiaries must ensure that any scientific peer-reviewed publications can be read online, downloaded, and printed.
Today, there is no obligation to make research data public, but all funded projects will automatically be included in an Open Research Data Pilot, ORD. Participating projects will be required to develop a Data Management Plan (DMP), in which they will specify what data will be open: detailing what data the project will generate, whether and how it will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved. Costs associated with open access to research data, including the creation of the data management plan, can be claimed as eligible costs of any Horizon 2020 grant. The ORD Pilot applies primarily to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Other data can also be provided on a voluntary basis.
Participating in the ORD Pilot does not necessarily mean opening up all your research data. Rather, the ORD pilot follows the principle "as open as possible, as closed as necessary" and focuses on encouraging sound data management as an essential part of research best practice. If you have a legitimate reason not to take part in the pilot, you have the opportunity to opt-out. Whether participating in the pilot or not, the proposal is not expected to contain a fully developed Data Management Plan, but should nevertheless address issues concerning data management.
The same rules applies also for grants from the European Research Council (ERC). For detailed information, please visit the ERC webpage.
- About data management in the official H2020 funding guide
- About open access dissemination in the official H2020 funding guide
- About open access on the ERC webpage
- About open access and data managent in H2020 at the Grants Office webpage
The upcoming framework programme, Horizon Europe, is still under development. But regarding open access to data the approach is that it is to be ensured in line with principle 'as open as possible, as closed as necessary'. Responsible research data management is to be ensured in line with FAIR principles.
Research funded by the Foundation must be published with open access, that is, published articles must be archived in openly searchable databases. The additional cost for this can be taken up as a direct cost in project applications. At the present (June 2020), there are no specific requirements regarding open data.
Research funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation must be published with open access, that is, published articles must be archived in openly searchable databases. The additional cost for this can be taken up as a direct cost in project applications. At the present (June 2020), there are no specific requirements regarding open data.
Research funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation must be published with open access, that is, published articles must be archived in openly searchable databases. The additional cost for this can be taken up as a direct cost in project applications. At the present (June 2020), there are no specific requirements regarding open data.
Project leaders are responsible for ensuring that the project’s research results are made available through open access within six months of publication. Research-generated data shall be considered available to the general public after the project has been concluded, unless special circumstances indicate otherwise, or terms of contract or public regulations prevent it. NordForsk recommends that research data is managed to fulfill the FAIR principles.
Researchers with grants from 2010 and onwards must publish their research results with open access. The requirement applies to peer-reviewed scientific publications in journals and conference reports. RJ monitors that researchers with RJ grants follow the open access policy. RJ recommends that research data used as a basis in publications is also made available to the public. Projects applying for Infrastructure for research 2020 was requested to set up a data management plan. A template for data management plan was available in the application form.
Researchers who receive funding from the Swedish Institute for Educational Research must ensure that their research results are available via open access or parallel publications no later than 12 months after publication. At the present (June 2020), there are no specific requirements regarding open data.
All who are awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council must have a data management plan if the research generates research data. The plan shall describe how data collected and/or created will be managed during the course of the research, and how they will be dealt with afterwards. No documentation needs to be submitted to VR, but according to the general grant terms and condition, the administrating organisation (LiU) confirms that a data management plan will be in place at the start of the project, and also that the plan will be maintained.
Vinnova has no general requirements concerning research data and data management plans, but there may be specific requirements in certain calls. Projects funded by Vinnova must comply with the requirements set by the administrating organisation (LiU). Requirements for open access to research publications will be introduced in 2021.
Last updated: 2020-06-12