European Commission aims to increase public research transparency

The European Commission proposed that the directive on public sector data be extended to facilitate reuse of research by addressing potential legal barriers, such as licensing requirements. And although the directive does not cover access to data — which is left to member countries — the revised directive would require member countries to come up with policies for open access to publicly funded research.

The revisions to the directive also seek to narrow the exceptions to rules limiting how much an institution can charge for their data. Now, only “very few” public institutions, largely in the cultural sector, will be able to charge higher than the marginal cost of producing and disseminating the data.

Source: Politico

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Published 26. April 2018 in News EU