In order to promote good practices in Open Science with regard to research data and responding to the needs of the scientific community in this area, the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), a unit of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, IP (FCT, I.P.), launched the Polen Research Data Repository Service, aimed at beneficiaries of FCT. The period for expression of interest and application for the pilot phase of this service ran from December 12, 2022 to January 20, 2023. Within the scope of this application, funding is provided from the SAMA project called “Digital Transformation in Research: Management of Science and Open Science”, which will be distributed up to a maximum of 6 beneficiaries.
IHMT’s candidacy for the pilot phase of the mentioned service was coordinated by the Directorate, the Library and Museum Management Office and the MARVEL project – “Prevention of the emergence and spread of resistance to antiretrovirals in the PALOPs through a sequencing approach next generation portable and computational”, funded by FCT (PTDC/SAU-PUB/4018/2021).
As a beneficiary of this service, IHMT will have the opportunity to use and play an active role in testing the research data repository; issue recommendations and/or suggestions for improving the service; ensure the deposit of it’s project’s research data; convey the concerns of the national scientific community, with regard to the deposit and safeguarding of their research data.