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D2.4 Governance and operational models submitted

4 June 2020

The purpose of this deliverable is to study the variety of Open Science activities done in different countries to find the main barriers and suggest best practice methods for EOSC and the transport research community working with open science.

The activities were accomplished through interviews and desk research. Interviews with different stakeholders (government, funders, data owners) and document studies where done in Norway, Belgium and Greece, and also interviews with some of the main transport research organisations in Europe where included to get their perspective on Open Science as well.

Based on the interviews with the different stakeholders and document reviews, twelve (12) main topics were identified as important in order to promote Open Science in transport research:

  • Knowledge and awareness
  • GDPR and data ownership
  • Competitiveness
  • Cost and time
  • Broad generation of data outside research
  • Standardization and quality
  • Openness vs. National/local sustainability
  • Security
  • Open publication and Coalition S (alliance of 11 EU countries agreeing to openly publish research from public funds)
  • Practical expectations for the cloud
  • Marketing
  • Common vocabulary

The broad generation of data outside transport research institutes needs to be taken into consideration when making a governance model for Open Science in transport. Both technology platforms (different types of data producers/owners), research organizations and public authorities within road, rail, maritime, air and multimodal transport should give input to the executive board working with EOSC board in order to make Open Science a reality.


You can read the full report under the Resources/Deliverables section of the website.

Disclaimer: This deliverable has been submitted to the EC. It is pending the EC approval. Until such approval is received, changes to the document can still occur. The final version will be uploaded once the approval is received.