Webinar: Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot And The Zenodo Data Repository
Learn what researchers, project coordinators and research administrators need to know in order to comply with the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot, and how FOSTER, Zenodo and OpenAIRE can help

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Event Date: 09 Jun 2015
Learn what you need to know in order to comply with the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot, and how FOSTER, Zenodo and OpenAIRE can help.
A new development in Horizon 2020 is the Open Research Data Pilot, which aims to improve and maximise access to the research data generated by EU-funded projects.​

Benefits of taking an active approach to research data management include increased speed and ease of access, efficiency (fund once, reuse many times), and improved quality and transparency of research.

The Open Research Data Pilot will be monitored with a view to developing the European Commission policy on open research data in future Framework Programmes.

Join the EIFL hosted webinar led by:

  • Martin Donnelly (Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, partner in the EU FOSTER project),     
  • Elly Dijk and Marjan Grootveld (Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)), and     
  • Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN,  ZENODO data repository)     

to learn what you need to know in order to comply with the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot, and how FOSTER, Zenodo and OpenAIRE can help.

Date and time: 9 June 2015, 11:00 CEST

Target audience: researchers, project coordinators and research administrators


The following research areas are included in Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot:

  • Future and Emerging Technologies
  • Research infrastructures – part e-Infrastructures
  • Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Information and Communication Technologies
  • Societal Challenge: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy – part Smart cities and communities
  • Societal Challenge: Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw materials – with the exception of raw materials topics
  • Societal Challenge: Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies
  • Science with and for Society

Projects participating in the Pilot are required to deposit the research data.  Areas, or sub-areas of, or individual projects funded under Horizon 2020 and not covered by the scope of the Pilot may also ‘opt-in’ to participate in the Pilot on a voluntary basis.

To register: Registration is free. Please sign up via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11RqfCQTZoftQuztrazov8Qz725WYw57vYk4KfvS...

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The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has been a UK centre of expertise in data management and digital curation since 2004. It is a partner in the FOSTER project, an EU initiative which aims to grow skills and awareness around Open Science, including Open Access to publications and Open Data.

OpenAIRE implements the Horizon 2020 Open Access mandate for publications and its Open Research Data Pilot.

It also assists in monitoring Horizon 2020 research outputs and is a key infrastructure for reporting Horizon 2020's scholarly publications. 50 partners, from all EU countries, and beyond, collaborate on this large-scale initiative that aims to promote open scholarship and substantially improve the discoverability and reusability of research publications and data.

The OpenAIRE infrastructure interacts with a wide range of research output sources, and interconnects research results (publication and data), linking them to processes that produced them (scientific software, workflows, services, instruments) and releasing them for everyone to see, reuse, and reproduce.

ZENODO is an easy-to-use and innovative service that enables researchers, EU projects and research institutions to share and showcase multidisciplinary research results (data and publications) that are not part of existing institutional or subject-based repositories.

ZENODO enables users to:

  • easily share the long tail of small datasets in a wide variety of formats, including text, spreadsheets, audio, video, and images across all fields of science;     
  • display and curate research results, get credited by making the research results citable, and integrate them into existing reporting lines to funding agencies like the European Commission;     
  • easily access and reuse shared research results.     

ZENODO also assigns a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to all publicly available uploads, in order to make content easily and uniquely citable.


EIFL is one of the 50 OpenAIRE project partners, read more about EIFL’s involvement in this project here.