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Open Data Publishing Policy Workshop

23 June 2017
London, UK

Produced with support from the Institute of Physics

Publishers are key stakeholders who would potentially deliver and support compliance with open data principles. On 23 June, the e-I&DM Data Planning Action Theme coordinated a workshop to explore the role for and contributions by publishers in the realm of open research data. Objectives for the workshop were developed through consultation among Belmont Forum personnel, publishing professionals, and other key stakeholders over the months leading up to the event. They included carving out opportunities to:

  • Test the Belmont Forum Open Data Policy and Principles with publishers. 
  • Establish potential lines of future communication to ensure that journal data policy/ies are compatible with funder policy/ies in intention, language and underlying rationale. 
  • Enable journals to develop and implement clear, rigorous data policies.
  • Explore other potential opportunities to work together to strengthen the scholarly communication ecosystem more widely. 
  • Establish communication channels and explore potential collaboration opportunities with publishers.
  • Provide publishers with a clear indication regarding ‘what funders really want’ in order to encourage commitment to and investment in appropriate services.
  • Accelerate the practice and status of sharing and re-using research data in the course of regular scholarship.

Attendees represented major scholarly publishers, as well as Crossref, OASPA, Digital Science, CODATA, Digital Science, Wellcome Trust, World Data System, University of Cambridge and CERN. Links to presentations are available below. 

Read the meeting report in PDF. 

Access the report in Zenodo. 

Presentation Presenter Organization
Belmont Forum and Belmont Forum e-I&DM CRA

Maria Uhle

Robert Gurney

Belmont Forum
Remarks from the Institute of Physics Paul Hardaker Institute of Physics
Lightning Talks on Stakeholder Initiatives and Experiences
Harmonising Research Data Policy in Scholarly Publishing Iain Hrynaskiewicz Research Data Alliance, Springer/Nature
Open Data Principles in Publishing: A Viwepoint from High Energy Physics

Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen

Artemis Lavasa

Supporting Open Research- A Funder Perspective David Carr Wellcome Trust
Force 11/ Data Citation Update and Scholarly Link Exchange Walter Haak Scholiz/Elsevier
Open Data Issues Hans Pfeiffenberger Copernicus/ ESSD
Crossreference and Identification Issues Geoffrey Bilder  
Publishing and Trustworthy Data Repository Use Mustapha Mokrane WDS
Open Data at PLOS Emma Ganley PLOS