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D3.1 FAIR Policy Landscape Analysis

TitleD3.1 FAIR Policy Landscape Analysis
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsDavidson J, Engelhardt C, Proudman V, Stoy L, Whyte A
Report Numberv1.0

Policies are a crucial component in the FAIR ecosystem. To this end, FAIRsFAIR Work Package 3 (WP3): FAIR Data Policy and Practice carried out an analysis of the current data policy landscape at various levels (national, funder, publisher, institutional) to provide a snapshot of the situation in 2019 and to identify policy elements that support or hinder FAIR data practice. To provide a comparative baseline for reviewing the data policies of various stakeholders, the priority and supporting actions presented in the Turning FAIR into Reality (TFiR) action plan were employed. To assess how well the policies of different stakeholders currently reflect TFiR’s action plan, we carried out desk research to characterise policies, undertook an analysis of responses to an open consultation, and conducted a small number of interviews. This report presents the findings of these landscape assessment activities and provides an evidence base for FAIRsFAIR to build upon as work begins to define a set of practical recommendations to support policy enhancement (D3.3).