Licenses for Research Data

Time and Space:       19.5.2022, 10:00-11:00 AM, online

Target Groups:         Researchers from all disciplines and research support staff

Language:               English


In order to make research data (re)usable, they should be assigned a suitable license. Licences define how data may be used by others. As such, they are a key element in ensuring the R – Reusability – in the FAIR data principles. Most repositories and data archives let researchers choose a license when they deposit data. The webinar will give an overview of licensing options for research data with a special focus on the Creative Commons licenses. It will further discuss the topic of licenses in the data management plans of European projects.


  • Introduction to the Benefits of Open Science and Open Licensing – Dr. Vanessa Hannesschläger, University of Vienna
  • How Uncommon? Creative Commons Licensing in Horizon 2020 Data Management Plans – Daniel Spichtinger, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
  • Q&A


Vanessa Hannesschläger, University of Vienna. Vanessa Hannesschläger is a digital humanist with a focus on modern Austrian literature. She teaches digital humanities and data modeling at the University of Vienna and is a postdoc in the digital edition project “Peter Handke notebooks” at the German Literary Archives in Marbach. She is co-chair of the DARIAH working group ELDAH (Ethics and Legality in Digital Arts and Humanities) and vice-chair of the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee (CLIC). She was also involved in the Open Science Network Austria (OANA, 2018-2021), where she focused on sustainability and reusability research data.

Daniel Spichtinger, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft. Daniel Spichtinger, Ludwig Boltzmann Society. Daniel Spichtinger is an independent expert working on open science, including open access and data management policies. From 2012-2018, he was a member of the Open Science Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. At the end of his six-year contract, he returned to Vienna and has been working as an independent specialist on Open Science and EU research policy since 2018. He is also employed part-time at the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG), where he advises the LBG on EU third-party funding.

Webinar Series

The event series “Research Data Management in Austria” is aimed at researchers and / or people involved in research support and serves to promote networking and exchange on the topic of research data management, writing a data management plan and similar related topics.