CESSDA has been recognised in the new Horizon Europe Programme Guide and the Open Research Europe publishing platform for its contribution to Open Science practices. These recognitions highlight the importance of trusted repositories in Open Science practices, particularly in preserving and making research data accessible.
CESSDA’s Recognition in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide
The new Horizon Europe Programme Guide, published on 1st April 2023, includes a section on Open Science. It recognises the importance of Open Science practices, metadata standards and research data management guidelines and CESSDA as relevant research infrastructure that provides Data Management guidelines and good practices for the Social Sciences.
This recognition in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide demonstrates the importance of CESSDA in promoting and supporting Open Science practices and FAIR data.
CESSDA has been providing data management services to the social sciences researchers for 50 years. This recognition is a testament to the expertise and quality of services that CESSDA and data archives provide.
CESSDA and the Open Research Europe Platform
CESSDA archives are also listed in the Open Research Europe publishing platform, launched by the European Commission in 2021. CESSDA provides open access to scientific research publications and strongly encourages the use of certified or trusted community-recognised repositories as the first choice for depositing data. CESSDA is listed under “How to publish open data, software, and code guidelines” as an Open Research Europe-approved repository.
The recognition of CESSDA as an Open Research Europe-approved repository is a significant achievement for CESSDA.
It demonstrates the importance of trusted repositories in Open Science practices. By depositing data in trusted repositories, researchers can ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of their research data, making it easier for other researchers to access and reuse the data for new research.
Open Science and Research Data Management
Open Science is essential for making scientific research more transparent, reproducible, and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location or financial resources. One key component of Open Science is research data management – the practice of organising, documenting, storing, and sharing research data. Proper research data management is critical for ensuring the long-term preservation and usability of research data. Without proper management, research data can become lost, inaccessible, or unusable.
How is CESSDA Contributing
By providing data management services and trusted repositories, CESSDA is contributing to the advancement of Open Science and FAIR data, and making scientific research more transparent, reproducible, and accessible to everyone.
With the recognition of CESSDA as an Open Research Europe-approved repository, CESSDA’s role as a partner to Open Science has been reinforced.
OPEN RESEARCH EUROPE GUIDELINES: https://open-research-europe.ec.europa.eu/for-authors/data-guidelines/
HORIZON EUROPE PROGRAMME GUIDE: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/guidance/programme-guide_horizon_en.pdf