LIBER/COAR/OpenAIRE joint response to EC Research Data e-Infrastructures Framework
The group has made some contributions to the framework:
· A more horizontal approach within each of the action areas would be welcome. Involvement of all relevant stakeholders (for example, researchers, research institutions, universities, libraries, repositories, data centers, publishers etc.) is essential for the supporting of discoverability, navigation and (re)use of research data and literature.
· More attention to research institutions and the long-tail of research is needed. The different identified action areas should give more importance to universities to establish skills and services. In addition the development of a clear workflow between research institutions and data centres should be supported.
· Specific actions addressing research areas which are less far developed regarding digital techniques and data (humanities).
· Storing, managing and preservation should also be a key concern for open access infrastructures, this shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. Any work on authentication and authorisation will need to take into account developments in digital identifiers.
· Facilitation of online and blended learning (incl. MOOCs) which address both students and practitioners to educate in managing and sharing open data, should be included in the fiches.
LIBER, COAR, and OpenAIRE acknowledge that:
· The framework is highly relevant and recognizes the changing nature of research support
· The framework will provide opportunities for libraries and repositories to support open science in a structured way
· It is essential that continuing professional development is supported through engagement with the broader stakeholder community in order to share and develop best practice.
You can read the full response here
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