Open Access and Open Knowledge

In line with the so-called "transparency principle" (see governance principles), JPI Climate commits itself with the growing demand on more openness in many aspects of public life (politics, economics, culture, and also science and research). The Guidelines on Open Knowledge contribute to increase climate (change) research activities’ societal impact and credibility by making them more transparent. They establish a set of reccommendations to boost a more effective climate knowledge management policy in terms of openness (and particularly accessibility). These reccomendations are thought for the JPI community in its widest sense.

The extended version of the document consists of 6 chapters and 1 appendix. Chapter 1 presents the rationale of the guidelines and their aim, while in chapter 2 the connections between Open Knowledge and climate research are outlined. Chapters 3 and 4 provide information related to publishing and sharing knowledge output. First, Open Access, Open Data and specific intellectual property rights management tools are presented and their relevance for JPI Climate is highlighted. Second, selected examples of institutions, best practices and lessons learnt are presented. In chapter 5 a debate on comprehensive policies focusing on the whole research cycle (i.e. beyond accessibility issues) is raised. Chapter 6 underpins the initial Guidelines by providing clarification. Finally, the appendix contains a selection of links to key documents on Open Knowledge and Open Access, focusing on those relevant regulations for the JPI Climate community (being either consolidated or potentially useful tools).

On 22-23 October 2015 a symposium organised by JPI Climate entitled Designing Comprehensive Open Knowledge Policies to Face Climate Change took place in Vienna (Austria). The final report of the symposium presents a set of recommendations for JPI Climate towards the implementation of the JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge.

Documents

Final report JPI Climate symposium - Designing Comprehensive Open Knowledge Policies to Face Climate Change
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 27 January 2016
JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 24 June 2015
JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge - extended version
JPI Climate Central Secretariat, Wednesday 24 June 2015