In the Horizon Europe program application form, the European Commission states that open science is an approach based on open cooperative work and systematic sharing of knowledge and tools as early and as widely as possible in the process.
Open science practices include early and open sharing of research (for example through preregistration, registered reports, preprints, or crowd-sourcing), research output management, measures to ensure reproducibility of research outputs, providing open access to research outputs (such as publications, data, software, models, algorithms, and workflows), participation in open peer-review, and involving all relevant knowledge actors including citizens, civil society and end users.
For further information on open science practices at the University of Turku, please contact development specialist Laura Niemi (email@example.com).
Open science related aspects will be taken into account in various places in the application form, but especially in Part B, section 1.2 “Methodology” of your application, you should address open science specifically in your response:
1) Describe how appropriate open science practices are implemented as an integral part of the proposed methodology. Show how the choice of practices and their implementation are adapted to the nature of your work, in a way that will increase the changes of the project delivering on its objectives [e.g. 1 page, varying between calls]. If you believe that none of these practices are appropriate for your project, please provide a justification here.
2) Applicants generating/collecting data and/or other research outputs (except for publications) during the project must provide maximum 1 page on how the data/ research outputs will be managed in line with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), addressing the following (the description should be specific to your project) [1 page]:
I. Types of data/research outputs and their estimated size.
II. Findability of data/research outputs: Types of identifiers and trusted repositories that will be used.
III. Accessibility of data/research outputs: IPR considerations, timeline for open access, or access to restricted data for verification purposes.
IV. Interoperability of data/research outputs: Standards, formats and vocabularies for data and metadata.
V. Reusability of data/research outputs: Licenses for data sharing and re-use: availability of tools/software/models for data generation and re-use.
VI. Curation and storage/preservation costs; person/team responsible for data management and quality assurance.
To write about research data management and management of other research outputs, you can use a template in DMPTuuli: https://www.dmptuuli.fi/ -> Create Plan -> Funder -> Select European Commission -> Select Horizon Europe template -> Questions for the application stage can be found in the initial DMP sheet.
Peer-reviewed scientific publications in Horizon Europe:
There are two ways to ensure immediate open access:
In both cases you have to deposit your publications in a repository, even when publishing in an open access journal.
You can check the journal's eligibility in the Journal Checker Tool
Research Data Management in Horizon Europe:
Proposals selected for funding under Horizon Europe will need to develop a detailed data management plan (DMP) for making their data/research outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) as a deliverable by month 6 of the project and revised towards the end of the project’s lifetime.
The DMP will evolve during the lifetime of the project in order to present the status of the project's reflections on data management.
You can use a template in DMPTuuli: www.dmptuuli.fi -> Create Plan -> Funder -> Select European Commission -> Select Horizon Europe template -> Questions for DMP can be found from the Data management plan sheet.
The rules and guidelines for what is valid and other additional Open Science practices in Horizon Europe can be found in the Model Grant Agreement (MGA), in the Annotated Grant model Agreement (AMGA), or in the programme guidelines. We recommend anyone who wants to understand what is required to read them first.
Guidance on open science in Horizon Europe
Presentations on YouTube for proposers
Links updated 20.3.2023