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ERC requirements

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What does the ERC expect?
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  • HELP WITH COSTS? Pending confirmation around data software, infrastructure etc. Publication (and underlying data) open access (sharing) fees are eligible costs that can be charged against ERC grants, provided they have been incurred during the duration ofthe project. The ERC encourages Host Institutions to cover open access fees of any research publications that are supported in whole, or in part, by ERC funding, which arise in the period up to 24 months after the end of the project.
  • DEPOSIT AND TIMESCALES: The ERC Open Access Working Group is following, and participating in, developments in this area both to arrive at suitable protocols and to identify appropriate repositories for research data in different disciplines and domains.
  • ACCESS AND DATA SHARING: The European Research Council supports the basic principle of Open Access to research data, and recommends to all its funded researchers that they retain all research data they have used during the course of their work, and that they be prepared to share this data with other researchers whenever it is not bound by copyright restrictions, by confidentiality agreements, or by contractual clauses.
  • These guidelines are complementary to Special Clause 39 of the FP7 ERC Model Grant Agreement / to the Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement, which detail the legal obligations of the beneficiary with regard to open access, where applicable.

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