On March 21, the ERC published a new study on repositories that allow researchers to comply with EU Open Science rules. For the study, a total of 220 repositories were analysed and their features assessed. The authors found more than 90 percent "trusted" repositories to be in line with basic requirements. Three repositories also fulfilled all the mandatory requirements set out in the Horizon Europe grant agreement and none met both, mandatory and basic requirements.
The study comes with an inventory of repositories that facilitate compliance with Open Science commitments. However, as the study is a snapshot of the current situation, which is rapidly evolving, a revision of the inventory is envisaged in the second half of 2023.
In addition, the study shows that repositories support Open Science principles in diverse ways and that information on repository characteristics is not always publicly available. It requires a high level of technical expertise to assess all requirements and corresponding features, so guidance is very much needed here.
ERC press release