Open science and research

Horizon 2020 open science requirements

The European Commission promotes open science and research, which is why they set requirements for the openness of research publications and data they are funding. The European Commission (EC) participates in the open access initiative Plan S, which affects the open access and open data requirements in calls starting in 2021.

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Horizon 2020 illustration
Horizon 2020 illustration

European Commission: Horizon 2020

The guidelines below are not applied fully in the projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Check out the ERC guidelines. 

Help available

Questions on open access: [email protected] 

Questions on research data: [email protected]  

Further support is available from the School Teams and IT Services for Research

More information on open access publishing

ACRIS, open access publishing and manuscript service

Instructions on open access publishing in ACRIS

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Open access agreements with publishers

Publish open access articles without APC fees

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More information on open research data

Research Data Management (RDM) and Open Science

Properly managed research data creates competitive edge and is an important part of a high-quality research process. Here you will find links to support, services and instructions for research data management.

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Data Management Plan (DMP)

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal document that specifies how research data are handled during and after a research project.

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Funders' open science requirements
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