I. Open Access Obligation
Under Horizon 2020, each beneficiary must ensure open access to all peer-reviewed scientific publications relating to its results.
Beneficiaries can freely choose between the most appropriate route towards open access for them:
- Self-archiving (also referred to as ‘green’ open access) means that a published article or the final peer-reviewed manuscript is archived (deposited) in an online repository before, alongside or after its publication. Repository software usually allows authors to delay access to the article (’embargo period’) If this route is chosen beneficiaries must ensure open access to the publication within a maximum of six months (twelve months for publications in the social sciences and humanities).
- Open access publishing (also referred to as ‘gold’ open access) means that an article is immediately provided in open access mode (on the publisher/journal website). Publishers sometimes charge so-called Article Processing Charges (or APCs) to make articles open. Such costs are eligible for reimbursement during the duration of the project as part of the overall project budget.
In the case of gold open access publishing, open access must be granted at the latest on the date of publication and you also have to deposit a copy in a repository.
In the projects, AQUACOSM and AQUACOSM-plus, publications following the “green” Open Access route are self-archived on the ResearchGate repository and also displayed in the list of references of the ResearchGate project site.
II. Open Data Policy
In Horizon 2020 the European Commission has launched a flexible pilot for open access to research data (ORD pilot). The pilot aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by Horizon 2020 projects, taking into account
- the need to balance openness and protection of scientific information
- commercialisation and IPR
- privacy concerns
- data management and preservation questions
Details and specifications regarding open data in the projects AQUACOSM and AQUACOSM-plus can be found in the respective Data Management Plans (DMPs)
DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN AQUACOSM (670.8 KiB)
DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN AQUACOSM-plus (155.2 KiB)
III. EU Funding Acknowledgement
Detailed information on acknowledgement regulations for EU funding can be found here in the H2020 Online Manual
Beneficiaries of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme have the obligation to explicitly acknowledge that their action has received EU funding. This must be done, if possible and unless the Commission/Agency requests otherwise, in all communication, dissemination and IPR activities as well as on all equipment, infrastructure and major results funded by the grant.
The EU emblem and reference to EU funding must be displayed in a way that is easily visible to the public and with sufficient prominence (taking also into account the nature of the activity or object).
Depending on the kind of activity (see Grant Agreement) this shall be done in various ways.
Acknowledgement for Dissemination and Communication Activities
- This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No [number]
- EU emblem must be displayed
Acknowledgement for Project Results, e.g. Publications
- This [insert type of result] is part of the [name of project: AQUACOSM or AQUACOSM-plus] project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. [project ID]
Acknowledgement for TA users
- This work was supported through the Transnational Access Programme of the [name of project: AQUACOSM or AQUACOSM-plus] project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. [project ID]