HYBUILD Data Management Plan (DMP) – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable D8.2 – Data Management Plan – is now available to download.

This report is an initial Data Management Plan (DMP) which outlines how data are collected or generated by the HYBUILD project, in terms of how it will be organized, stored, and shared. It specifies which data will be open access and which will be confidential within the consortium, as far as it is possible to do so at this stage.

Open access (OA) is understood as the free, online provision of re-useable scientific information to other users. There are many good reasons to make the data and findings from publically funded research openly available to the research community, the commercial sector and civil society. Much of the data gathered by the project is for the purpose of project management and delivery rather than new knowledge creation; it is therefore likely that much of the data is categorised as confidential (Consortium). However, the project will seek to openly disseminate its research findings, except in cases where there are defined exploitable outcomes, privacy concerns or there will be a high administrative burden for a dataset of limited worth to other users.

The initial HYBUILD DMP highlights that the most significant datasets identified are the Life Cycle Assessment results of the HYBUILD system (Task 5.1) and the energy performance results of the overall system (Task 6.4). It is these data that will validate the impact of the project and the conclusions drawn in scientific publications that arise. It is intended that where possible these data will be made available through open access repositories.