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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe
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While the EU’s Horizon 2020 research program primarily called for open access publications, the successor program Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027) has significantly expanded the requirements for research proposals.

Here you find a helpful overview from the website OpenScience.eu on the differences between Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe where the following Summary of open science practices in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe is taken from:

Text In Horizon 2020 Recommended or mandatory in Horizon Europe
Open access to peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to their results. – Machine-readable electronic copy of the published version or the final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication at the latest – in a trusted repository for scientific publications Yes. All open access publication fees are reimbursable Yes, but unlike Horizon 2020 – trusted repositories. – Publication fees reimbursable only if publishing venue offers full open access (publication fees in hybrids not reimbursed) Recommended for other publications (not peer-reviewed) and for research outputs
Open access to peer-reviewed scientific publications “immediate” and related research data “as soon as possible” (Guide: “at the latest at the time of publication”)   Mandatory
Measures to ensure reproducibility of research outputs: 1. under the latest available version of the Creative Commons Attribution International Public Licence (CC BY) or a licence with equivalent rights 2. information about the research outputs, tools and instruments needed to validate the conclusions of scientific publications or to validate/re-use research data   Mandatory
Open access to research data under the principle “as open as possible, as closed as necessary” Partially: Only for projects which are part of open Research Data Pilot) Mandatory (but exploitation, protection of IPR, security and privacy rules have a higher priority)
Research output management (Data Management Plan, DMP) Partially: Only for projects which are part of open Research Data Pilot Mandatory
Responsible management of research data and metadata of all research outputs (publications, data, software, algorithms, protocols, models, workflows …) in line with the FAIR principles Partially (not in Grant Agreement but in related documentation for DMP under the Open Research Data Pilot) Mandatory
Digital or physical access to the results needed to validate the conclusions of scientific publications   Additional mandatory practice imposed in the conditions of the call
In cases of public emergency, immediate open access to all research outputs, if requested by the granting authority   Additional mandatory practice imposed in the conditions of the call
Involving all relevant knowledge actors including citizens, civil society and end users in the co-creation of R&I agendas and contents (such as citizen science)   Recommended (sometimes in topic description)
Early and open sharing of research: Preregistration, registered reports, preprints, etc.   Recommended
Participation in open peer-review   Recommended

With these recommendations for a new culture of evaluation in science from the European Union, we conclude this week and move on to seeing what new indicators for evaluating scientific achievement will be found in the coming years.

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