“Study on the Open Data Directive, Data Governance and Data Law and their possible impact on research”

The report linked below was released today by the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation.

Title

Study on the Open Data Directive, Data Governance and Data Law and their possible impact on research

Authors

European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Mirelle Van Eechoud

Source

Publications Office of the European Union, 2022

DO I: data.europa.eu/doi/10.2777/71619

Summary

This study analyzes the possible impact of three major legislative instruments of the European Data Strategy (the Open Data Directive, the Data Governance Act and the proposed Data Act) for the field of research, in particular for research organizations and research funding bodies. It does so in the context of the ongoing European open science policy, in which the development of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a major undertaking. Although the impact is difficult to assess at this stage, the study identifies and makes recommendations on the main legal issues that need to be resolved. These have to do with ambiguities in the scope of research data, interpretation of provisions and consistency between instruments from an open science research policy perspective.

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53 pages; PDF.

Filed Under: Data Files, Funding, News, Open Access

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