Data management strategy

Through the Horizon 2020 programme (2014-2020) the European Commission initiated a pilot project on research data called the ORD Pilot, which was then extended to all projects in 2017.

Given that it is mandatory in the Horizon Europe framework programme that data be published openly together with a data management plan, the CERCA Institute continued the strategy by starting to work with other stakeholders in the Catalan research system in March 2018 to make doing so easier for the centres.

Implementing the strategy has led to CERCA training for centre staff in this field, making a data repository (LLOTJA/CORA) available and producing a guide for researchers on research data management. Training in managing research data will continue for approximately 2,000 doctoral students at CERCA centres.