Open Access Data

We can consider that data are open when we can access them for free and we can reuse them for other researches.

Open Access Data into H2020 program
The European program for funding research Horizon 2020 establishes that, from 2017 January 1st on, every research group and centre beneficiary of a H2020 grant must create a Data Management Plan according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Beneficiaries of H2020 grants must publish their research data openly, by default.

Data Management Plan

Data Management Plan or DMP is a document that describes which data are been collected or produced along a project’s lifetime and explain the strategies used to manage them during the project execution and after its end.
Program H2020 requires the persons in charge of the projects to do a Data Management Plan. The first version of this plan must be delivered into the first six months of the project.
The Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC), has developed a tool, called Pla de Gestió de Dades de Recerca, to create these plans. Access to the toool, to an infographic and tutorial about it. You can too publish it into the DDD.

DDD: a repository for open access research data

The Dipòsit Digital de Documents (DDD), the institutional repository for the university’s scientific production, hosts datasets since 2017. UAB members with an ORCID id can deposit for free research datasets until 5GB in any format and with a CC0 license, preferably. Check all the conditions in this document, which compares multidisciplinary repositories for open data. Contact for special cases.
For a complete list of repositories in the world, enter in
You can consult the CSUC recommendations to choose a research data repository (document in catalan).

More information

- Frequently Asked Questions on data into the Blog Intellectual Property and Open Acces
- REBIUN's Infographics: Research data and Open Access
-Recommendations on managing research data addressed to Maredata researchers