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ERC Updates Open Access Guidelines

Publication date: 
20 April 2017 (UK time)

The European Research Council (ERC) has updated its guidelines on the implementation of Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data. The update includes a Data Management Plan template.

In the ERC 2017 Work Programme, beneficiaries of ERC frontier research grants were automatically covered by the provisions on research data sharing, unless they specifically decided to opt-out. Participation in the Open Research Data pilot is flexible, and follows the approach: "as open as possible, as closed as necessary". Furthermore, beneficiaries of ERC actions are not required to provide any reasons for opting out of the ORD pilot.