EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Task 4.1

Task 4.1 Recognising the benefits of open science, including FAIR data
Task 4.2 Reducing heterogeneity of data collection and processing
Task 4.3 Centralised portal for primary mesocosm data collection
Task 4.4 Monitoring and promoting use and re-use of data
Task 4.5 Open mesocosm science evaluation

Recognising the benefits of open science, including FAIR data 

Partners: Lead NIOO-KNAW, Co-lead UKRI Participants: BLIT, METU, HCMR, WCL, UMU, FVB-IGB, all partners

Duration: M01-48

This task aims to improve open science, advances reproducibility, allow for greater discoverability, increase collaboration, reduce implementation of unnecessary experiments, enable replication and contribute to longevity of research. This task will:

  • Provide training, through a workshop for AQUACOSM-plus participants, on how to better capitalise on the benefits of open science. The training will cover aspects such as use and reuse of open science tools, best practices in meta- and primary data archiving, best practices in acknowledging data providers and reuse of experimental data through meta analyses
  • Develop online training modules and materials on above mentioned topics which will also be available to the wider mesocosm community.
  • Create additional benefits of open science, by setting up workflows to allocate DOI’s to TA datasets. Suitable European open data portals (i.e. Pangaea, and other relevant data gateways such as EMODnet and EU INSPIRE) will be used for long-term curation. To allow easy access of all AQUACOSM-plus datasets, DOIs will be assigned to each dataset. Liaison with task 4.2, 4.3. and 4.4 will ensure that metadata and data adopt the AQUACOSM standards in archiving and curation.• Support TA users that publish their results in Golden Open access journals with making their data available and accessing the AQUACOSM Open Access fund