PPMI has led a consortium which will conduct a study for the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) on ‘Open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects’. The goal of this study is to better understand the current practices and attitudes among ERC funded researchers to the provision of open access publications as well as research data management, sharing and reuse. (see more details here)
The CompMusic ERC project, led by Xavier Serra, was identified as one of the use cases for its promotion of open access to its research results.
This document (that includes the CompMusic use case) presents the third of five sets of case studies that have been produced in the framework of the ‘Study on open access to publications and research data management and sharing within ERC projects’. This study has been procured by the ERC Executive Agency under contract number ERCEA/A1/2016/06.
In the CompMusic project, Professor Xavier Serra’s Music Technology Group used an ERC Advanced Grant to develop their open science practices in a manner that helped answer their research questions, and enhance the opportunities for commercialisation of the results. Their research is interdisciplinary, developing computational approaches to support the scholarly analysis of music. CompMusic was particularly focused on five non-Western musical traditions and developed a software framework for data analysis. Lacking research data repositories and standards specialised for this relatively new domain, the Group constructed an approach that combines locally engineered open source software frameworks and open data collections. These are managed and shared across a variety of community databases. Through user-provided content and usage the open collections help with software enhancements. Using a dual-licensing model, the software can then be commercialised and generate income streams from subscribers, while also being made available under open source licenses for non-commercial use.
Whyte, Angus, & Banelytė, Viltė. (2018). Case studies on Open Science in the context of ERC projects - Set 3 (Version 1.0). Zenodo.