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(Inter)National Policy Framework

European and international initiatives inspire Flanders in strategic Open Science choices. This fosters collaboration among regional and national efforts, promoting open and FAIR research data. The FRDN seizes the opportunity to build partnerships and gather resources within this policy framework, all contributing to our goal of enhancing research data accessibility and FAIRness. This collaborative approach benefits both researchers and society, making knowledge more accessible and research practices more inclusive.

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Policy in Flanders and Belgium

The Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB)

The Flemish Open Science Board is the strategic steering body of the FRDN responsible for setting out the Flemish strategy on open and/or FAIR data. It constructs the strategic lines for the Flemish Open Science policy. The purpose and composition of the board was regulated in a memo to the Flemish Government on the Flemish Open Science Policy (December 20, 2019).

Flanders Research Information Space (FRIS)

The Flanders Research Information Space (FRIS)-portal is the gateway to discover publicly funded research in Flanders and is accessible to everyone. Thanks to a direct integration with the systems of the scientific institutions, FRIS presents the most recent information about researchers, research groups, publicly funded projects and publications from 2008 onwards. In 2022 the FRIS Research portal has been expanded with additional information about patents, infrastructure and datasets.

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International Policy

International collaboration to exchange open & FAIR data

International organisations such as EOSC and the European Commission are dedicated to turning Open Science into a reality. Each of these organizations plays a unique role in achieving this goal, whether through policy recommendations, infrastructure development, or setting research standards. At FRDN, our working groups and project groups actively seek to align with these global efforts, fostering collaboration and synergy to drive the advancement of Open Science principles.

  • The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) aspires to provide European researchers, innovators, companies and citizens with a federated and open multi-disciplinary environment where they can publish, find and re-use data, tools and services for research, innovation and educational purposes.

  • Open science is a policy priority for the European Commission and the standard method of working under its research and innovation funding programmes as it improves the quality, efficiency and responsiveness of research. That is why the Commission requires beneficiaries of research and innovation funding to make their publications available in open access and make their data as open as possible and as closed as necessary. It recognises and rewards the participation of citizens and end users

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