PARTHENOS has started an online consultation about the  Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation, as recently presented in in a first report (D3.1 Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation)

The Report is a combined effort of two teams, Work Package 2 and Work Package 3 of PARTHENOS, and gives an overview of existing policies concerning data management as well as policies regarding quality of data, metadata and repositories, and IPR, open data and open access.  The aim of the document is to present to its stakeholders a series of recommendations and guidelines about which policies to apply during and after their research or infrastructure work.

Focusing on the requirements of certain research areas (History, Language-related Studies, Archaeology, Heritage & Applied Disciplines and Social Sciences), the main target groups and actors of the PARTHENOS project which can be identified as stakeholders are: research communities, data archives, Research Infrastructures (RIs) and Cultural Heritage Institutions (CHIs).

Throughout this report, which follows the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and more specifically the FORCE11 approach – both established and recent theories concerning (meta)data and repository quality – accessibility of research data and research data management have been taken into consideration.

However, relevant experiences of the institutions involved in this team effort are represented as case studies, showing how different partners implemented common policies within their organisation.

The Report on Guidelines for Common Policies Implementation is structured in different sections, which are:

  • Introduction
  • Quality assessment of data, metadata, and digital repositories
  • Data policy implementation and IPR, open data and open access

The online consultation will help to evaluate the usefulness and relevance of these guidelines for actual implementation by establishing a dialogue with relevant experts from all over Europe. This first assessment phase runs until the end of May.

The results of the survey will contribute towards the assessment and validation of the final report, that will also be published on this website.

Sara Di Giorgio