Open Access in Horizon Europe, NCN, MEiN

OPEN SCIENCE ACROSS HORIZON EUROPE

Legal provisions in the grant agreements will strengthen open access rights and obligations for beneficiaries. Horizon Europe will require immediate open access to all scientific publications and responsible research data management so that data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable (FAIR). Data will be made ‘as open as possible, but will be allowed to stay as closed as necessary’, safeguarding legitimate interests or constraints. However access to research outputs shall be provided for third parties to be able to verify or validate publications.

OPEN RESEARCH EUROPE PLATFORM

Open Research Europe is an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and/or Euratom funding across all subject areas. The platform makes it easy for Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and Euratom beneficiaries to comply with the open access terms of their funding and offers researchers a publishing venue to share their results and insights rapidly and facilitate open, constructive research discussion.

GUIDELINES OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER

On 31 May 2020, the NCN adopted its Open Access Policy. The policy applies to all agreements signed from 1 January 2021 onward for projects selected in calls launched on or after 15 June 2020. The policy is consistent with Plan S, signed by the NCN in 2018.

In 2019, the NCN included a Data Management Plan (DMP) in its application forms, which is based on the guidelines of Science Europe. At the same time, NCN published a set of instructions on how to fill out the DMP. The plan is assessed by experts at the proposal review stage.

GUIDELINES OF THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION

On October 23, 2015, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education adopted an open access policy contained in the document entitled „Directions of development of open access to publications and research results in Poland”. The document has the character of recommendations regarding the introduction of open access by research funding entities (NCN, NCBR, MEiN), scientific units, universities and publishers, including publishers of scientific journals.