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EU pilot project promotes sharing of research data

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 13 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g223
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

The European Union is using its flagship research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to encourage researchers to share more of the data used in EU funded projects. The initiative aims to increase transparency and maximise access to, and reuse of, data from work designed to benefit society and the economy.

Open Research Data, a pilot project in the EU’s €80bn (£67bn; $110bn) programme that runs until 2020, provides the basis for an experiment in open access to research data. Topic areas included in the pilot will receive €3bn of EU funding over the …

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