Open Science in Estonia

Measure 2, point 2.11 of the Estonian Research and Development and Innovation Strategy 2014-2020 “Knowledge-based Estonia” provides: Encourage open access to public-financed research results and research data. Support extensions to open access in research institutions and research libraries, and ensure access to the most important research databases.

In the beginning of 2016, the Open Science Expert Group of the Estonian Research Council published the principles and recommendations for developing the national policy “Open Science in Estonia”, paying attention to research data as well. The document defines Estonia’s strategic objective 2020: The academic community is familiar with and accepts the principles of open science and open data. Research data collected with the support of public funding are freely accessible and re-usable to all, if not restricted by legal requirements. Research data are preserved in open repositories which meet certain standards and are made available at the earliest opportunity.

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