The ‘Data Paper Fund’ offers researchers a budget (up to € 2.500) to cover Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish data sets in Data Journals.
Researchers and research projects from TU Delft, TU/Eindhoven and University of Twente are eligible for the Data Paper Fund.
Researchers can also apply for Data Refinement Fund if they need extra resources to prepare the data sets before publishing in a data paper.
Publication of data sets in Data Journals or Data Papers enables highlighting the data and the efforts to collect/produce them, even if the data were not part of a scientific publication. Data papers focus on the description of the research data, the methods used to collect/produce them and how researchers ensure that the data is of high-quality. They do not require analysis or drafting conclusions. Data Journals require the research data to be openly available.
There are several benefits for researchers when publishing Data Papers:
Demonstrate the high-quality and value of their research data.
Allow the re-usability of their data increasing the impact of their research.
Opens up possibilities for new collaborations.
The assignment of a Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to a Data Paper facilitates citability and discoverability of the research.
Provide an opportunity to give recognition and credit to those researchers involved in the collection and processing of the data that not necessarily are part of a scientific article.
It is an easy and fast way to publish research data in comparison with a scientific publication.
The Data Paper must be accepted in Data Journals that provide access to their publications under an Open License (Open Access).
The data set described in the Data Paper has to be deposited in the 4TU.ResearchData archive.
The applicant must have a demonstrable relationship with TU Delft, TU/Eindhoven and University of Twente.
The research data published in the Data Paper must have been collected/created in affiliation with with TU Delft, TU/Eindhoven and University of Twente.
The fund will be distributed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis (total budget for 2019 is 15.000.- EUR)
The compensation for the costs is up to € 2.500 per data paper publication.
The grant is a reimbursement, it means researchers will have to pay the publisher first and send the invoice to researchdata(at)4tu.nl
Researchers are restricted to one application per year.
4TU.ResearchData will not supply support for the preparation or publication process of the Data Paper.