NFFA-Europe Datashare and IDRP (Information and Data management Repository Platform) provide an innovative common infrastructure for the data collected by NFFA-Europe users. These tools offer to NFFA users an easier and more efficient way to access and process their data and provide a more secure storage and retrieval medium. They should also increase the scientific value of the data collected by making them available to a wider community for further analysis and fostering new collaborations between scientific groups.
Both NFFA-Europe research and data users are strongly encouraged to use Datashare and IDRP and exploit their added value in managing scientific data with state-of-the-art technology.
NFFA-Europe defines a data policy in order to:
Major terms used in this policy are explained in the Appendix 1.
The present document follows the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. NFFA Datashare and IDRP contribute to the implementation of these Guidelines in respect to raw data collected by investigators in their experiments on nano-facilities and can help investigators to meet a requirement, in case their Data Management Plan contains it, of managing raw experimental data and associated metadata.