Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The purpose of this course is to inform researchers about how to comply with the Horizon 2020 (H2020) mandate by depositing their publications in an open access repository. 

The course includes three sections:

  • What is the H2020 Open Access Mandate?
  • The Requirements of the H2020 Mandate
  • Reuse Publications in H2020

Each section may include videos, associated readings, policy documents, and/or quizzes. A fact sheet is available to view and download in PowerPoint format and available to download in text, PDF, and EPUB format the fact sheet web page.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the context and the content of the H2020 mandate
  • Know how to comply with the H2020 OA Mandate
  • Learn how to reuse the deposited publications in Horizon 2020
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Neelie Kroes
Ivo Grigorov
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
European Commission
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons 0 - CC0 "No Rights Reserved" (Public Domain)
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Accessible data - FAIR Data Principle
Continuity of access - - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data access
Data management
Open access
Open data
Open publications
Scientific publications
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
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Educational Info
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Graduate student
Repository manager
Early-career research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Research scientist
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide