Open Data Statement

The GRN steering committee has published a statement on open data. In this statement, we propose five action items what is needed to improve the accessibility of research data generated by academia.

  • Open data should be the standard
  • For data that cannot be open data use and access concepts need to be developed
  • Making data accessible should factor into researcher assessment
  • Funders should require data to be open
  • Academic institutions need to provide not only infrastructure but also support structures

The statement was written by Ulf Toelch and Felix Schönbrodt for the GRN steering committee and received input from the GRN members. As the statement is addressed at German stakeholders it is in German. It can be accessed at:

October 28, 2022