D1.7 Open Acess Research Data
Guaranteeing open data principles is a requirement of H2020 Open Research Data (ORD) pilot and directly links with the commitment that ATELIER partners have towards their citizens. Performing a consistent data management that guarantees the integration of technological solutions, that improves seamless transfer of information, and maximises the openness of data and the dissemination of results is not straightforward. The first basic step is to define the ATELIER research data cycle (see D1.3), to understand its phases, how different partners will collaborate at each of those phases, and when and how data will be made open, and how it will be protected. This directly links to the definition of research data and the policy adopted to make them open by default, facilitating the tools and methods that maximises the capacity of all project partners.
The next compulsory step is to provide the means to make the data management process real and effective. In that sense, we have in place a shared drive where all relevant information regarding the data management is available and facilitates open research data principles. There are two basic tools that allow an effective and transparent collaboration amongst the partners. The first one is a spreadsheet that continuously tracks the data generated/processed using a unique identifier. The second instrument is the ATELIER data template, which is built on a dataset basis and gathers all the information required by the Data Management Plan and the Data Protection Impact Assessment (see D1.3).
The third step consists in defining ATELIER open data policy, setting up the underlying principles and mechanisms to fulfil ORD pilot requirements while adhering to grant agreement (GA) and consortium agreement (CA) requirements in terms of: ownership of results, sharing mechanisms, intellectual property rights (IPRs), etc. ATELIER works under the principle ‘as open as possible, as closed as necessary’ while guaranteeing that ATELIER partners have the required information and instruments that ensure the need to balance openness and protection of scientific information, commercialisation, privacy concerns, etc.