Open Science: First version of JRC's Data Catalogue is freely accessible
In line with the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth, the EC's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced that the first version of the JRC Data Catalogue is now online, and that its currently around 500 datasets can be freely consulted and downloaded. The Data Catalogue contains research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners. The catalogue will also feed into the EU Open Data portal, the single point of access to a growing range of data produced by the EU Institutions. Topics covered by the Data Catalogue include climate, freshwater resources, alien species, soil or forests. The information can be used for further research and other projects, providing the source is acknowledged.
The public availability of JRC’s research data follows the implementation of the JRC Open Access Policy (01/01/2014), granting free and unrestricted online access to all JRC peer-reviewed research and review articles. According to the JRC, more information will be uploaded on a regular basis.
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