ERA Portal Austria – EUA concerned about data repository selection criteria
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The European University Association (EUA) is joining the global coalition of organisations that endorse the concerns raised by the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) about the report “Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter”, which proposes a set of selection criteria for data repositories under the umbrella of the FAIRsharing initiative. EUA states that it regrets the lack of a concerted approach with the communities concerned and states that researchers around the world must have a choice about using community-managed institutional, national, domain or generalist data repositories. COAR and other organisations have raised concerns about the over restrictive nature of the criteria, bearing the risk of forcing researchers in their choice.