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The consortium of CHIST-ERA explores the option to launch a joint funding activity to support the development of Open Science. If the action is confirmed, it will take the form of a call for European projects and will be published in 2021.

This so-named Call Open Research Data aims at adressing the topic of Research Practices and Open Research Data.

The call topic description below is provided as draft only. The final description will result from the CHIST-ERA Conference 2020 (September 29-30 and October 1). Open to any interested scientists and policy makers, the Conference will bring together specialists and CHIST-ERA representatives in order to identify and formulate the most promising challenges. The conference website is available HERE.

The call being open to any funding organisations, potential applicants are encouraged to contact their national/regional funding organisation to express their interest. The definitive list of the participating funding organisations will be published in the official Call Announcement.


Topic Research Practices and Open Research Data

In this call, where recent ICT advances represent a major opportunity, CHIST-ERA promotes the topic of Research Practices and Open Research Data by tackling the challenges of their structuring, accessibility, reuse, interoperability, citation, sharing and openness. The funding organisations jointly support transnational and multidisciplinary projects, in order to develop and disseminate appropriate research practices across the various research communities. The objective is to request the scientific community itself to propose, discipline by discipline, as to how it can apply the principles of Open Science to research data. The aim is to accelerate the development of tools, standards or services. All types of data collected, captured, acquired etc. will be covered. The call intends to go beyond the standard paradigms of research data and to put a particular focus on multidisciplinary research. The International convergence will be fostered in relation to international initiatives (e.g. EOSC, GO FAIR, RDA, etc.).

Application sectors: Research and Innovation

Tentative list of sub-topics:

  • Sharing of data underlying publications (incl. very large datasets such as multimedia) and reproducibility in multidisciplinary research
  • Semantic interoperability and support across different repositories
  • Ethical integrity (incl. in data collection)
  • Certification, licensing and legal harmonisation
  • Long-term FAIR data preservation and conservation period (incl. storage cost and environmental impact)
  • Machine-readable DMP (FAIR - machine-human interface in data production and access)
  • Training (data stewardship - train the trainers)