The European Commission has published a report of its public consultation on open research data, held in July in Brussels.
The report summarises the views of a wide variety of stakeholders (eg. researchers, industry, research funders, libraries, publishers, infrastructure developers) in response to five key questions:
- How can we define research data and what types of data should be open?
- When and how does openness need to be limited?
- How should the issue of data re-use be addressed?
- Where should research data be stored and made accessible?
- How can we enhance data awareness and a culture of sharing?
In addition to the online report published by the EC, you can read about LIBER’s views on the importance of this work for research libraries.