Response to the European Commission Roadmap on European Data Spaces
Science Europe welcomes that the European Commission intends improve cross-sectoral data access, not only for the economic sector, but also for research and innovation. Data from all sectors have cross-cutting value for R&I and consequently for society at large.
In its response to the EC Roadmap for an upcoming legislative proposal on the governance of common European data spaces Science Europe reinforces the need to consider sectoral policies to ensure coherence.
In this joint statement research and Innovation stakeholders call on the EU institutions to seek a balanced approach to data sharing in response to the European Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Directive on re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive). While the partners are supportive of the European agenda to promote Open Science and innovation, and share a common commitment to the principle of making research data ‘as open as possible and as closed as necessary’, there is a need to focus on the optimal re-use of research data and not on the (unconditional) opening of such data.
Joint Statement on Implementing the General Data Protection Regulation to Maintain a Competitive Environment for Research in Europe: Position of Research and Patient Organisations
This joint statement on the implementation of the Data Protection Regulation (DPR), facilitated by Science Europe and Wellcome and released by the wider research community, highlights the crucial role Member States must now play in its implementation by reviewing and amending their current laws to enable research to take place.