Science Europe and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) are exploring ways to establish requirements on how to manage and share research data in Europe. The aim of the initiative is to improve data openness, re-usability and cross-domain exchangeability. It advocates the voluntary international alignment of research to unify research data management policies. On this basis, more specific policies can be developed.
On 30 January 2018, Science Europe and NWO, co-hosted a workshop in Brussels with over a hundred interested participants from the EU institutions, research organisations and data expert groups to discuss the initiative and how to manage research data in an era of Open Science. Science Europe and NWO encourage other organisations in the broader research landscape to join forces in this endeavour. Get involved in the Science Europe and NWO Initiative.