Publishable summary:

As part of Horizon 2020, CORALIS project participates in a pilot action on open research data. The aim is to provide indications as to what kind of data the project will collect, how the data will be preserved and which sharing policies will be adopted towards making these data readily available to the research community.

Data management is an important aspect of European projects as it ensures long-term preservation and accessibility of data during the project and after the project has ended. The Data Management Plan (DMP) also outlines how the data are handled during the lifetime of the project and after it has been completed. In addition, the DMP seeks to reduce the risk of data loss or other threats that could render the data illegible or unusable.
CORALIS DMP details what kind of research data will be created during the project’s lifespan, prescribes how these data will be made available – and thus re-usable and verifiable – by the larger research community and describes datasets generated within each Work Package (WP). The project’s efforts in open research data are outlined giving particular attention to the following issues:

• The types of open and non-open data that will be generated or collected by the consortium, via experimental campaigns and research, during the project’s lifespan;
• The technologies and infrastructures that will be used to securely preserve the data long-term;
• The standards used to encode the data;
• The data exploitation plans;
• The sharing/access policies applied to each dataset.

The present DMP is a draft version showing the state of consortium’s agreements regarding data management, exploitation and protection of rights and results. This document will be updated at the end of CORALIS project.
For each partner involved in the collection or generation of research data a short technical description is given stating the context in which the data has been created. The different datasets will be identified by project-wide unique identifiers and categorized through additional meta-data such as, for example, the sharing policy attached to it.

The considered storage facilities are outlined, and tutorials will be provided for their use (submitting and retrieving the research data).

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