Documents and materials

Open science policies

European Union, OECD and other organisations

European Commission Open Science webpage

Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science (2016)

A Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth (COM(2012) 392)

Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research (COM(2012) 40)

Commission Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information (COM(2012) 4890)

Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020, ver.3.0 (2016)

Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020, ver.3.1 (2016)

OECD (2015), „Making Open Science a Reality“, OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 25.

OECD (2007), „OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding“

Science Europe Principles on Open Access to Research Publications: D/2015/13.324/

Science Europe Briefing Paper on Open Access Business Models and Current Trends in the Open Access Publishing System: D/2016/13.324/3

Knowledge Exchange Research Data Expert Group and Science Europe Working Group on Research Data (2016), „Funding research data management and related infrastructures“

League of European Research Universities (LERU) Statement „Moving Forwards on Open Access“ (2015)

The European University Association (EUA) „EUA Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications“ (2016)

SPARC Europe: Open Data and Open Science Policy in Europe (2017)

Other countries

Finland: Open Science and Research Handbook (2014)

Sweden: Proposal for National Guidelines for Open Access to Scientific Information (2015) 

Norway: The Research Council’s Policy on Open Access to Research Data (2014) 

Ireland: National Principles on Open Access Policy Statement (2012) 

Slovenia: National Strategy of Open Access to scientific publications and research data in Slovenia 2015-2020 (2015)

Nordic countries: Open Access to Research Data – Status, Issues and Outlook (2016)

UK: Research Councils UK: Concordat on Open Research Data (2016)

Netherlands: National Plan Open Science (2017)


Green Paper on Open Data (2014), in Estonian

Legal status of research data in Estonia (2012), in Estonian