Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

IMI 2 Model Grant Agreement

  • Open sciences & open data | Open data

§29.3: Open Access to Research Data

Regarding the digital research data generated in the action (“data”), the beneficiaries must: (a) deposit in a research data repository and take measures to make it possible for third parties to access, mine, exploit, reproduce and disseminate — free of charge for any user — the following: (i) the data, including associated metadata, needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications as soon as possible; (ii) [Option A for health actions that participate in the Open Research Data Pilot, if foreseen in the work plan: data which is relevant for addressing a public health emergency, if specifically requested by the JU or the Commission and within the deadline specified in the request] [Option B: not applicable]; (iii) other data, including associated metadata, as specified and within the deadlines laid down in the “data management plan” in Annex 1; (b) provide information — via the repository — about tools and instruments at the disposal of the beneficiaries and necessary for validating the results (and — where possible — provide the tools and instruments themselves).

As an exception, the beneficiaries do not have to ensure open access to specific parts of their research data if the achievement of the action’s main objective, as described in Annex 1, would be jeopardized by making those specific parts of the research data openly accessible. In this case, the data management plan must contain the reasons for not giving access.