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Open access to research results

Transparency and knowledge sharing are critical for all research. An important research policy objective is to ensure that the results of publicly funded research are available to the public. The term “research results” in this context is understood to mean scientific publications and data produced as a result of research activity. 

Open access to research data

The Research Council requires all research data produced in projects funded under the Council to be openly accessible. In some cases, however, there may be good reasons for not making all research data accessible to the public.

Open access to publications

Under an open access scheme, scientific journals may be read without paying a subscription fee. This makes research results more open and increases their impact within society at large.