Open Science

1) Open Science: a paradigm shift

The Policy of Open Science from the European Commission is a scientific research paradigm that promotes the accessibility and transparency of research results. CEDIS, in line with the European Commission, adopts the principles of Open Science as a value, with the aim of:

  • Improving the quality of research by sharing data and results.
  • Increasing collaboration between researchers and institutions.
  • Facilitating access to knowledge for the scientific community, companies, policy makers and the general public.
  • Ensure reproducibility of scientific studies.

2) FCT Open Access Standards

FCT adheres to the European Commission’s Open Science Policy, promoting the harmonisation of publication standards and the adoption of Open Science practices among researchers, with the aim of ensuring that the results of publicly funded research are accessible to as many people as possible.

The main points of these standards are:

  1. Publication in open access journals or platforms or
  2. Open access publication under transformative agreements or
  3. Immediate availability in open access repositories.

As for point 3, it can be made available in the repository:

a) the Publisher’s version;

b) the author’s version of the accepted manuscript (after the content changes introduced in the peer review process or required by the editor), before it has been submitted for proofreading and typesetting by the publisher (Accepted Author’s Manuscript).

For the purposes of complying with Open Science rules and the eligibility of associated expenses, the FCT does not accept the author’s version that has not yet been accepted for publication (Submitted manuscript).

The RUN – Repository of the NOVA University of Lisbon enables researchers to deposit and make available the results of their research in Open Access, complying with the open access policies of funding agencies. A criação do registo e o depósito do ficheiro PDF da publicação é feito no PURE, a plataforma de gestão de produção científica.

Finally, licences should be used that allow free access and reuse of the content, as long as the author is properly referenced, such as Creative Commons licences.

Author’s rights

In order to make it easier for researchers to retain copyright, Horizon Europe and cOAlition S recommends that original research papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals and scientific publishers include the following statement:

This research was funded, in whole or in part, by [agência de financiamento] as part of the project [referência do financiamento]. As established in the funding contract, beneficiaries must ensure that, at the latest at the time of publication, open access is given, via an institutional repository, to the published version or the final manuscript reviewed by peers and accepted for publication, under a Creative Commons Attribution International Public Licence (CC BY) or equivalent. [CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-ND ou licenças equivalentes podem ser aplicadas a textos de formato longo]. Pelo que, para efeitos de Acesso Aberto, o/a autor/a aplicou uma licença pública de direitos de autor Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License – CC BY a qualquer versão final do autor /pós-print resultante desta submissão. [versão PT]

This research was funded, in whole or in part by the [funding agency] [Grant number]. As set out in the Grant Agreement, beneficiaries must ensure that at the latest at the time of publication, open access is provided via a trusted repository to the published version or the final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication under the latest available version of the Creative Commons Attribution International Public Licence (CC BY) or a licence with equivalent rights. [CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-ND or equivalent licenses could be applied to long-text formats.]For the purpose of Open Access, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright license –Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseto any Author AcceptedManuscript version arising from this submission. [versão EN]

3) NOVA University Lisbon Rules for Institutional Affiliation

Indication of institutional affiliation in publications is mandatory. Failure to use the standard defined by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa makes it impossible to take researchers’ scientific productivity into account when evaluating the research unit and the respective faculty to which it belongs. CEDIS researchers must indicate their institutional affiliation:

CEDIS, NOVA School of Law, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 1099-032 Lisbon

4) FCT Publicity Rules

In addition, all CEDIS members must comply with the FCT’s publicity rules, mentioning the funding as follows:

This work was funded by FCT, I.P., under project UID/00714/2020 (CEDIS/NOVA School of Law).

See our page Media Kit to find out more about how we comply with the FCT’s publicity rules and to obtain the logos.