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.
Science Europe welcomes the efforts made towards the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In this open letter, the Governing Board of Science Europe reinforces its view that research data should be permanently, publicly, and freely available for re-use. The proposed EOSC aims to further this goal but a number of important questions still remain.