In 2019, CSIC approved its own open access mandate, which now requires institutionally depositing metadata sets of peer-reviewed publications, accompanied, whenever possible, by the full text of the publication.
This mandate considers the collection or deposit of metadata & datasets associated with the items, unless prevented by reasons of confidentiality, security or intellectual property.
Article 37.2 establishes the obligation to make a digital copy of all publicly funded scientific articles available to the public; for this purpose, they shall be deposited in open access repositories.
The Spanish National R&D Plan, or PEICTI, is the main strategy of the Spanish Government to foster and support research & innovation in the country.
The European Union's Research & Innovation program for the 2021-2027 period extends the obligation to open access, specifying that research data must be easy to find, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).
Horizon 2020, or H2020, was the European Framework Programme (FP7) for Science & Innovation, which spanned from 2013 to 2020. In 2021 the next Framework Programme, or Horizon Europe, started.
Digital.CSIC is the main Open Source repository for all types of resources produced by the Spanish Research Council, from research papers and books to outreach and educational tools.