Case study of Norway’s National strategy on access to and sharing of research data.pdf

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    The aim of increased
    access to publicly funded research data had previously been stated in government white papers on research policy in 2009 and 2013 (St.meld. nr. 30  (2008–2009) and Meld. St. 18 (2012–2013)). The 2009 white paper explicitly expressed the government’s commitment to the OECD principles and guidelines for access to research data from public funding. The white papers described that there was large variations among researchers in the awareness of issues related to data access and management, and expressed the intention of the government to facilitate increased access to public research data. The 2009 white paper included a measure that storage and accessibility would be included in the conditions for funding from the Research Council of Norway (RCN), but otherwise no specific actions were described.