The Research Council is drawing up a policy for open science that emphasises open research processes, open innovation, participation and citizen science.

The Research Council is taking steps to ensure that the results of publicly funded research are made as openly accessible as possible for all interested users. Calls for proposals in 2020 will stipulate that articles based on projects funded by the Research Council are to be made immediately accessible.

The Research Council’s Policy on Open Access to Research Data aims to ensure that research data are accessible to relevant users, on equal terms, and at the lowest possible cost. Projects that receive funding from the Research Council are to assess the need to draw up a data management plan.