The Czech Science Foundation does not mandatorily require open access to project results, however, according to the tender documentation, it is advisable to publish the results in the open access form if the practice in the given field, the character of the results, and the terms and conditions for the Project so permit. Alternatively, the publication results can be transferred to open digital archives pursuant to the terms and conditions of the publisher’s licence (green open access). The costs of publishing the results in the form of Open Access (article processing charges, APC) are considered eligible costs regardless of whether the journal is pure open access or hybrid.
In response to the Directive (EU) 2019/1024 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on open data and the re-use of public sector information, the tender documentation newly addresses the issue of research data management.
Project proposals for projects starting in 2023 must now include a brief description of the data generated by the project and how this data will be handled. According to the tender documentation, the costs of managing the research data and of the creation of the Data Management Plan (DMP) are eligible.