Library data management support for EUI Horizon 2020 project funding applicants

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Horizon 2020 is the EU Research & Innovation funding programme, 2014-2020. EUI members who are preparing applications for Horizon 2020 funding will be required to submit general information on data management as part of their proposal. This will be evaluated by the EC under the criterion ‘impact.’ Social science and economic research projects are included in the ‘Societal Challenges’ cluster. The EUI Library can provide assistance to project leaders for the data section of funding applications. Please write to Thomas Bourke at [email protected]┬áto make an appointment. Full details.

OpenDataCommonsIn the context of the new funding programme, the EC has launched a research data pilot. For those projects participating in the research data pilot, a more detailed data management plan (DMP) is mandatory. The Library can also provide assistance with DMPs.

Project managers should address the following questions when completing the general information section of the application:

  • What data will be collected or generated?
  • What standards will be used and how will metadata be generated?
  • What data will be exploited?
  • What data will be shared/made open?
  • How will data be curated and reserved?

Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020 (version 1.0)

The EUI Library Research Data Guide (v.1.0, section 4) presents suggested metadata ‘tags’ for the description of data sets. Write to [email protected] for assistance.