DCN is Ready to Support Policies Resulting from OSTP Public Access Memo? – Data Curation Network

“The Data Curation Network (DCN) whole-heartedly applauds the recent Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo, Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research, which recommends federal funding agencies to develop policies for grant recipients that eliminates the 12-month embargo on publications and strengthens the requirements for research data management and sharing. This updated policy will greatly benefit the US public by accelerating new discoveries and increasing the impact of research on society. It will also bring the US in line with other regions such as Europe and Latin America, who have already adopted zero embargo policies.

As an organization whose membership includes university-based repositories (institutional repositories), the DCN welcomes this new guidance. It aligns with our mission to advance open research by making data more ethical, reusable, and understandable through  widespread adoption of good practices in repository management and curation. This includes the use of persistent identifiers (PIDs) (such as digital object identifiers) for research outputs, and long term preservation of datasets, publications and pre-prints, and other scholarly outputs.

In support of this encouraging and exciting news, the DCN would like to highlight the role  of institutional repositories (IRs) in enabling these new requirements: …”

Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science | Ithaka S+R

“We are excited to announce that Ithaka S+R has been awarded grant funding from the National Science Foundation to support the development of infrastructures for data sharing within data communities in collaboration with the Data Curation Network.  “Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science,” will bring together scientists and information technology professionals for focused discussions about initiating and sustaining data communities….”

DCN Responds to Publishers’ Repository Section Criteria or Features – Data Curation Network

“The Data Curation Network has co-signed a statement by COAR that provided a response to “Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter,” a set of criteria or features proposed by a group of journals, journal publishers and scholarly communication organisations.

We recognize that determining or recommending where data should be archived is a challenge for researchers, librarians, publishers, and others in the scholarly communications ecosystem, and we appreciate the author’s efforts to establish a mechanism in which to do this. But, we ultimately feel that the set of criteria presented oversimplifies the decision making process for publishing and archiving research data. …”

DCN Responds to Publishers’ Repository Section Criteria or Features – Data Curation Network

“The Data Curation Network has co-signed a statement by COAR that provided a response to “Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter,” a set of criteria or features proposed by a group of journals, journal publishers and scholarly communication organisations.

We recognize that determining or recommending where data should be archived is a challenge for researchers, librarians, publishers, and others in the scholarly communications ecosystem, and we appreciate the author’s efforts to establish a mechanism in which to do this. But, we ultimately feel that the set of criteria presented oversimplifies the decision making process for publishing and archiving research data. …”