Arctic research is a field in which vast amounts of data are collected and where there are enormous potential benefits to be derived from shared data sets between researchers.
NordForsk awards Open Science grants as pilot activity
The Nordic countries have a strong record in driving the development of Open Science, including Open Access to research results, data, tools and procedures. In order to take another step further towards the Open Science paradigm, NordForsk has awarded NOK 2.85 million to two Open Science pilot projects under the Responsible Development of the Arctic programme.
The two Nordic Centres of Excellence awarded supplementary grants are:
• NCoE ARCPATH for the project E-ARCPATH. Project leader Yongqi Gao. NOK 1.5 million.
• NCoE ReIGN for the project ReIGN - Open Science put into Action. Project leader Øystein Holand. NOK 1.38 million.
The Open Science pilot projects are intended to support the development of databases with open access to the data sets generated by the centres. The projects will thus be helping to design and implement best practices and principles for Open Science efforts in research.
The call was exclusively open to the Nordic Centres of Excellence in the Arctic Research Programme. Arctic research is a field in which vast amounts of data are collected and where there are enormous potential benefits to be derived from shared data sets between researchers.
The grants are have been awarded as a step towards implementing “Action 5: Nordic Pilot Projects within Open Science” of the Nordic eScience Action Plan. More information about the Open Access to research in the Nordic countries can be found in the NordForsk policy paper Open Access to Research Data – Status, Issues and Outlook.