Open Research Data in Biomedicine: A Step Forward in Defining an Italian National Policy

  • Elisabetta Poltronieri Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • Moreno Curti IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia (Italy), Scientific Direction
  • Paola De Castro Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy), Scientific Knowledge and Communication Service/Publishing Unit
  • Rosalia Ferrara Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy), Scientific Knowledge and Communication Service/Library
  • Pietro La Placa Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo (Italy), Editorial Service and Library
  • Cristina Mancini Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy), Scientific Knowledge and Communication Service/Library
  • Franco Toni Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy), Scientific Knowledge and Communication Service/Library
  • Angela Vullo Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Palermo (Italy), Local Environmental Health Unit

Abstract

The concept of openness to research output has been strengthened by the current EU funding research programme Horizon 2020. In early 2017 the BISA (Bibliosan for Open Science) inter-institutional Working Group, including scientific information experts mainly from Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, Italian National Institute of Health), carried out a survey on the practical handling of research data produced by Bibliosan affiliated institutions, the Italian Biomedical Research Libraries Network promoted by the Italian Ministry of Health. The BISA online questionnaire collected over 2,400 responses obtained from 58 Bibliosan institutions. Among the various aspects of data management covered by the BISA questionnaire, that one referring to the need of a policy and guidelines, to be adopted by Bibliosan research institutions, for dealing with research data was deeply investigated.

Published
2019-10-16
How to Cite
POLTRONIERI, Elisabetta et al. Open Research Data in Biomedicine: A Step Forward in Defining an Italian National Policy. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 3, p. 337-343, oct. 2019. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/572>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2019.