Trilateral Research & Consulting (project coordinator) is a London-based Limited Liability Partnership, founded in October 2004. It specialises in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, trust, risk and security issues. Trilateral coordinates the RECODE project and leads work package three on ethical and legal issues.

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The e-Humanities group (eHg) is a cross-institute initiative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). It brings together researchers from across the humanities and social sciences institutes who are using and developing digital tools, methods and approaches in their work. The eHg plays a central role in the Netherlands in bringing together social scientists, humanities researchers, information technology experts and information scientists. It focuses on research at the interface between research practices and technological innovation. The KNAW is committed to promoting open access, and is a signatory of the Berlin Declaration. The e-Humanities group leads work package four on institutional evaluation and support for open access to research data.

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The University of Sheffield   University of the Year 2011   Times Higher Education

The University of Sheffield  is a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network that includes 16 European, American and Chinese institutions and is committed to delivering solutions to some of Europe’s most prominent problems. The Kroto Research Institute is a major UK research facility for engineering science at the interfaces between Molecular Science, Engineering Application and Social Impact. World-class researchers, laboratory facilities and advanced instrumentation align with the themes of Biomedical Engineering with Translational Medicine; Global Soils and Water; Imaging and Microscopy from Molecules to Manufacturing.  The Departments of Sociological Studies and Law are both in the top ten international research departments in the UK with expertise in digital technology, and legal and ethical issues in research. The University of Sheffield’s activities in RECODE are well dispersed throughout the project given the range of expertise the team brings to the consortium. USFD leads work package one on stakeholder values and ecosystems.

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LIBER Office News   LIBER

The Stichting LIBER Foundation  is the principal association of the major research libraries of Europe. It was founded as an association in 1971 under the auspices of the Council of Europe and became a Foundation under Dutch law in 2009. Its current membership includes 425 national and research libraries of more than forty countries, mainly but not only, in Europe. Its overall aim is to assist research libraries in Europe to support a functional network across national boundaries in order to ensure the preservation of the European cultural heritage, to improve access to collections in European research libraries, and to provide more efficient information services in Europe. The LIBER working group on open access works closely with SPARC Europe to promote changes in scholarly communication and encourage new publishing models for open access. LIBER will primarily participate in RECODE by reviewing deliverables and participating in workshop discussions around solutions to fragmentation and challenges within the open access to research data landscape across all the work packages.

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EKT   National Documentation Centre

The National Documentation Centre (EKT) is the Greek national institution for documentation, information and support on science, research and technology issues. Founded in 1980, EKT is part of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and is supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religion. EKT/NHRF’s mission is to act as a backbone for the Greek national infrastructure for the development, organisation and provision of science and technology content, offering services to the country’s scientific and business community. EKT/NHRF operates a variety of open access infrastructures including repositories, peer-reviewed electronic journals and CRIS and participates actively in euroCRIS. It is the National Open Access Desk for the European project OpenAIRE. EKT/NHRF leads work package five on policies for open access to scientific data, which will culminate in the RECODE policy recommendations, the key outcome of RECODE project.

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CNR Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research

The National Research Council of Italy  is a public organisation. Its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development. The Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA) is active in several environmental research areas and CNR-IIA participates in the RECODE proposal with the Earth and Space Science Informatics Laboratory (ESSI-Lab) which was established to facilitate the effective and seamless provision of multi-disciplinary Earth & Space resources to Information Society applications. ESSI-Lab research focuses on the application of information science and technologies to manage, harmonise, and share Earth & Space Science resources and develop Spatial Information Infrastructures. A major research activity concerns multi-disciplinary interoperability for System of Systems (SoS) development. CNR-IIA leads work package two on infrastructure and technology.

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Blekinge Institute of Technology   in real life

Blekinge Institute of Technology (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola) specialises in applied IT, sustainable innovation and development of industry and society. BTH is recognised for its high-level research and education in areas including computer science, software engineering, communication systems and sustainable leadership. The BTH Library is one of the Swedish pioneers in building institutional repositories with a mandated open access policy and national funding has supported research and development initiatives within the areas open access to scientific data. BTH will use its expertise on implementation to lead work package six on stakeholder identification and mobilisation.

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Amsterdam University Press (AUP) aims to support science through academic publications in print and open access, where the quality of these publications is our starting point. Similar to our parent institution, the University of Amsterdam, AUP consists of a critical, creative and international environment, an open atmosphere and a strong commitment to our community. AUP is continuously looking for new ways of academic publishing at a higher level and has been a longstanding supporter of the concept of open access publishing. Hence, AUP publishes nearly all of its books and journals in an open access context. As a publishing company AUP views open access as an opportunity to secure humanities and social science monographs earmarked for future publication. AUP will contribute to the RECODE project by providing its perspective and sharing its experience, expertise, and extensive publishing network.

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