A Surfboard for Riding the Wave
Towards a four country action programme on research data
The Riding the Wave report by the high level expert group on research data called for a collaborative data infrastructure that will enable researchers and
other stakeholders from education, society and business to use, re-use and exploit research data to the maximum benefit of science and society. The Knowledge Exchange partners have embraced this vision and commissioned a report that translates Riding the Wave into actions for the four partner countries and beyond.
This paper builds on this report and presents an overview of the present situation with regard to research data in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and offers broad outlines for a possible action programme for the four countries in realising the envisaged collaborative data infrastructure. An
action programme at the level of four countries will require the involvement of all stakeholders from the scientific community.
Published November 2011
Second edition November 2012
Download the report 'A Surfboard for Riding the Wave - Towards a four country action programme on research data'