About research data

What is research data?

For practical reasons we adopt the definition used by the European Commission:

'Research data' refers to information, in particular facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation. In a research context, examples of data include statistics, results of experiments, measurements, observations resulting from fieldwork, survey results, interview recordings and images. The focus is on research data that is available in digital form. Users can normally access, mine, exploit, reproduce and disseminate openly accessible research data free of charge.

Source: H2020 Programme Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. Version 3.1. 25 August 2016